Last year I was sent over a preview of “Take Me Apart” the debut EP from indie-pop artist Payson Lewis. There was one track on the mini-album release which particularly leapt out at me above all the others. The song “Remember.” I have been hoping ever since that it would at some point turn out to be the focus of an upcoming single release. To my complete joy. It turns out Payson had some very big plans in the works for this song. If any track from “Take Me Apart” has deserved to be suited and rebooted with a remix or four. The mellow but jaunty styled pop of the original edit of this song would indeed make it a good candidate to receive different kinds of remix treatments.
It is important to note that the EP from which “Remember” is lifted off, sees Payson drawing on the influences of his youth and inspiration from his life and the world around him. The work is an inspiring lyrical and musical project which gives some fresh insight into his mind, his artistry, thoughts and ultimately, flex his voice about current happenings in society. To a point, the roles he has also had as an actor in the TV shows, “How I Met Your Mother“, “Revenge“, “The People vs. OJ Simpson” and “Rules of Engagement.” Have allowed him to portray and inhabit the character of other people/roles. Speaking his own thoughts out loud is the freedom and pleasure that singing provides.
“‘Remember‘ is a song that is an ode to the nights we never forget; nights we drink until the sun comes up; nights that bond us ride or dies; and the nights that are a blur but live on forever in our memories. This remix by The Klassiks takes that vibe and lives up to it by hitting hard like a double shot of jack; it pumps you up to hit the club or pack another plate on the squat rack. Pour a shot, take a hit, pump it up. This song is gonna make you move and is meant to be played LOUD.” – Payson Lewis
The original edit of this song has such an uplifting vibe and even has a few synthy styled embellishments peeping up here and there. From my early listen to the “Remember” remixes EP, I knew instantly of one which would pique my interest, The Klassiks mix. (As having, already been aware of the producer/DJ’s previous work on the Anthony Starble track “Paperweight” which I covered last year. ) You will not ever hear me say, there’s too much synth action in a song. The Klassiks is mindful to give Payson’s track an appropriately balanced blend of EDM strokes enabling him to create an even bigger and bolder euphoric vibe than the original. The main thing this mix does, it takes Payson Lewis’s flourishing career as an actor, music artist and a songwriter in yet another exciting direction.