George FitzGerald’s ‘Burn’ is one of those tracks that is immediately gripping and after about a thousand listens, makes me confidently state that even in ten years’ time, when this song comes on you’ll still think to yourself, “Fuuuuuuuuuck that’s a good song.”
George is back for what I assumed would be a round two of ‘Burns,’ dropping a remix courtesy of Moby today. I felt a tectonic level shift of anticipation and wondered how Moby would assemble the parts and what he’d do with the crazy-addictive vocal hook.
When something doesn’t meet your expectations, it can be a quick step to reject it, to denying it entry into an objective arena. That being said, the remix did not meet any of my expectations, although I’m not sure why, given Moby’s long history of sad remixes. One of the most remarkable examples is his treatment of “Until It Sleeps” by Metallica. Much of Moby’s music is infused with this overwhelming sense of desolation, emptiness, and loneliness. But it’s typically infused to some small degree with hope. I don’t know how he does it, but he always seems to manage to add some uplifting piece so it’s not all Debbie Downer. (For an example of somebody who does not do provide that crucial piece, see Aphex Twin.)
Moby’s remix clocks in at over nine minutes and consists of a long loop exercised several revolutions throughout and features not so much as an artifact of the aforementioned vocal hook. He made his own out of a different vocal snippet and laid it over a sad, shimmery synth with the occasional piano interplay. If that sounds like it’d be a bit much for you, don’t fret, as there is a trimmed down Edit version of the remix that may feel a little more bite-sized.
The track announcement contained more good news: A series of US and UK tour dates slated for October. Check out the list below to see if you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the cities and head to georgefitzgerald.com for full details and ticket links.
October 4th – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
October 5th – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
October 6th – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
October 7th – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB
October 9th – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
October 10th – Detroit, MI @ El Club
October 11th – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
October 12th – Los Angeles, CA @ York Manor
October 13th – Oakland, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
October 24th – Bristol, UK @ Motion
October 25th – London, UK @ Hackney Arts Centre
November 2nd – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Check out the visualizer below or hit this link up for a link to find it on your favorite streaming service, or to purchase the track.
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