PREMIERE: Fynn’s Arcade takes Karmel Jäger’s ‘Trafalgar Square’ back in time
It wasn’t too long ago that Sydney producer, KARMEL JÄGER, put out her second single, ‘Trafalgar Square’. The classically trained artist has been moving into this next phase of her career for a little bit now, trading in film scores for electronic mixdowns.
From 2014-2017, she was living in London, performing in world-renowned concert halls. In the classical world, she holds high notoriety, performing at venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and The Barbican. Her return to Sydney in 2017 saw a huge shift in her approach to music, and it was in this period that her new-found love of exploring electronic music came to be.
‘Trafalgar Square’ sees her dive deep into bedroom electro-pop, settling neatly in with glitchy synths, some distorted percussion and her powerful voice booming through. She’s today sharing a remix of the track from Sydney’s Fynn’s Arcade, which we’re damn stoked to be premiering today.
Where the original adopts delicate melodies to accent her smooth vocal, the remix adopts a retro, 80’s aesthetic, complete with shuffling percussion and a healthy dose of synths to bring it home. The power-ballad drum line pushes her vocal into new territory, bringing forth a new context for Jäger‘s voice to absolutely shine.
Of the remix, Jäger said “I wrote a few quite different versions of Trafalgar Square, and found it difficult to decide which version to release in the end! I wanted to hear what another producer might do with the vocals, and loved the synth pop sound of Fynn’s Arcade. I’m so happy with his remix and hope we can collaborate again down the line.”
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Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF
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