Two weeks ago, Prince Innocence came out with their newest track, “Girls” which was a romantic and lo-fi song; comprised of an almost bored sounded female singing and a quiet background sound, “Girls” is a great track to chill out to (or put on a playlist with Dive). With Deniro Farrar’s remix, which maintains those elements which makes Prince Innocence who they are, Farrar drops some heavy verses about things far from “girly” which are a nice contrast to the very gentle sound of the original song. Farrar keeps a great deal of the original song by keeping the chorus of “Girls” as the remix’s chorus, and only adds in his own verses over the original verses, without any treatment on the song (except for maybe it is a little sped up to keep up with his flow).
The Farrar version, as a rap song, is pretty innovative and different than mostly everything on the radio (MAYBE excluding some of the stuff on Take Care…maybe), which is refreshing for a dedicated rap fan to hear. I hope that more and more rappers can take a page out of Farrar’s book and get back to being more soulful instead of doing things just for shock value.
Check out the remix below and let me know what you think of the new version!