When David Lynch does a remix he doesn't skimp.
His take on the Zola Jesus track, "In Your Nature" from the album "Conatus," is a radical re-shaping of the song, keeping the vocals from the original and adding in new guitar and drum parts. Though Nika Roza Danilova, of Zola Jesus, ordinarily opts not to remix, she made an exception in this case.
"I feel like reinterpreting something can remove its context," she told Pitchfork. "But when David Lynch asks to remix your song, you let him."
Though Lynch is best known for his filmmaking (his most recent was the hallucinogenic epic "Inland Empire" in 2006), recently, he's turned serious about his music. This year, he released a new album, Crazy Clown Time.
For his remix of "In Your Nature," we hear some of those darkly-lit, lurking horrors we've seen in his films. What results is a slightly dreamy, deliberately paced lament that feels as if it should play over a moody driving scene on screen.
Listen here, and check out the original below: