Undoubtedly one of the quirkier turn of the millennium pieces of music released, Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)’ was a release that made quite a mark for a variety of reasons. Being a completely spoken word song, the 1999 release was a thoroughly didactic lyrical piece that offered thorough lifestyle advice. The sardonic prose of the delivery ultimately led the track’s content to be wrongly attributed to a speech by Kurt Vonnegut when it was merely a hypothetical piece written by journalist Mary Schmich. Nevertheless, the track took off well and made a surreal cultural impact on the charts.
Revived in memories and on the streaming platforms, the track resurfaced some 3 years ago, due fully to a sumptuous remix uploaded by London based producer Mau Kilauea on his soundcloud. While the track remained a streaming sensation too, it is only now that it has received a much deserved release for the charts, featuring the original Tropical remix and a brand new VIP mix from Kilauea himself. A soothing and mesmerizing release – not in the least due to the seemingly timeless advice in the lyrics, the two-track release provides this classic with its own timeless expression, preferably at a beach without location. And while you’re at that beach, don’t forget to ‘wear the sunscreen’!
For purchasing the 2-track Mau Kilauea EP, head over to iTunes here.