SOM, a dense and dreamy shoegaze band featuring members of Junius, Constants and Caspian, release their new EP Awake today via Pelagic Records. And today, they’ve released the new visualizer for a remix of “Open Wounds” by U DYE (Marshall Gallagher of Teenage Wrist). Where the original version of the track, released in 2018, is a dense rock track with shades of The Deftones, U DYE’s remix is a hazier, melancholy but danceable synth-pop version of the song, replacing the massive guitar crunch with bubbly keyboard arpeggios and a more atmospheric chillwave vibe.
U DYE says of the track, “U DYE is my outlet for anything electronic, usually a graveyard for shitty vaporwave beats. I like trying to do fun things with stems from my friends’ bands, and ‘Open Wounds’ lent itself so well to the style I’ve been trying to hone in on. It’s such a rad song and produced really well to begin with, I didn’t have to tweak much to make it a lo fi dance track.”
Check out the video below.
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