The remarkable single from the ever-talented Swede featuring vocals by Simon Aldred and co-produced by Martin Garrix has already been a commercial success all over the world, with the single so far achieving 78 million plays on Spotify. However, this time around Avicii has lined-up a mixture of artists to add their own twist on the astounding track.
The first track on the remix package comes from two heavyweights in their own respective fields. Carnage, known for his hard hitting festival trap and Headhunterz, who played a very influential part in bringing hardstyle to the commercial scene, however, it seems that now he is looking to start the next chapter in his career. Their remix of “Waiting For Love” starts off with Headhunterz’ signature lead sound but quickly turns into a festival banger with the kazoo-like lead and a hard hitting kick. In comparison to the original, they have kept the vocals and the melody, but have instead opted to give the track a lot more energy and a lot more loudness.
Sam Feldt has had a very impressive 2015, with the releases of “Midnight Hearts“, his remix of “Rush” and of course his most successful track to date – “Show Me Love” – his rework of the 90’s hit, but this time featuring incredible vocals by Kimberly Anne. Feldt’s remix for Avicii is a lot more subtle than the rest, he uses a more uplifting piano and then adds his tropical sounds on top of the lead to convey the same melody as the original, but instead giving it a more chilled-out vibe.
There’s little known about Tundran, apart from the mysterious tracks on their Soundcloud, and also the fact that they are signed to Avicii’s label – PRMD Music. Maybe we can expect some more promising tracks from them in the not so distant future. For this remix they have given the track an indie dance twist, with some groovin’ guitar riffs along with vibrant synths that combine together to add more pleasure to the overall feel of the track.
Prinston & Astrid S offer a stripped down performance of “Waiting For Love” without all the technological and electronic influences that is ever-present in the rest of the remixes, offering the song a whole new perspective. Furthermore, Prinston combines a vast array of soft instruments and structures them elegantly, to provide the instrumental for Astrid to offer her amazing vocal take on the original.
Again like all of the remixes, Autograf has kept Avicii’s version in mind and has continued to use the original melody, but then developing on it, by adding his own sounds and arrangement to give the song a more disco feel. The most notable element in the track is the use of that signature classic house organ, which really lifts the track, giving it that deeper and richer sound – another prominent feature of the remix is the talking guitar effect that adds extra depth and provides the backing to both the piano and organ.
Marshmello must have been very busy recently with official remixes for Zedd – “Beautiful Now“, Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now” and now Avicii – and what’s the best part about it? No one has any idea who they are – meaning they can only be judged on the music they produce. As for their remix, they have revolutionised Avicii’s latest hit into an astonishing trap single that is enough to get any party started, with its dominant beat, room-rattling bass and it’s catchy leads throughout.
Overall, the remix package is exciting and offers a wide variety of tastes and genres that will appeal to an array of listeners – meaning Avicii is going to have a difficult time choosing what versions he wants to feature in his sets this summer! There’s just one question that still remains to be asked. Which remix is your favourite?