U2 – The Eternal Remixes (Single) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 15:29 minutes | 174 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal-Island Records Ltd.
The EP features four remixes by artists who enjoy popularity in the Indian music scene, commissioned by the A&R Department at JioSaavn. These include mixes by Karsh Kale, Lost Stories, OX7GEN, and Amaal Mallik. Original plans called for these mixes to be released with “Ahimsa,” the single U2 recorded with A.R. Rahman, but eventually they were released as a four track stand alone EP. The EP was released digitally worldwide and there are no physical releases of this EP planned.
Karsh Kale takes on “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and recreates the song weaving together female vocals, including a reference to January 30, the date Mahatma Gandhi died. He also includes lyrics from “Vaishnava Jana To,” an Indian song used by Gandhi in his morning prayers each day. The song was written in the 15th century by Narsinh Mehta, and new recording by various artists has been used to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ghandi. Kale was born to Indian immigrants in the UK, and grew up and lives in the USA, known for his solo work as well as his compositions for many Bollywood films.
The second track is a remix of U2’s “Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way” by Indian duo Lost Stories, made up of Rishab Joshi and Prayag Mehta. They said of the remix, “to have been presented with this opportunity by JioSaavn to officially remix any U2 track is a feat like no other and a dream come true. But we stuck by our signature Lost Stories style and lent the track an Indian sound that complimented the exemplary U2 sound.” Lost Stories formed in 2008 and were only the second Indian act to feature in DJ Mag’s Top 100 list.
1. U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Karsh Kale 100 Voices Mix) (05:10)
2. U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Lost Stories Remix) (02:28)
3. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (OX7GEN Remix) (03:55)
4. U2 – Beautiful Day (Amaal Mallik Reprise) (03:56)