130: Jack Garratt – Surprise Yourself (AlunaGeorge Remix)

Jack Garratt‘s Phase was disappointingly adherent to the pattern of ‘Fire,’ whereby tender falsetto on potentially rather good songs were mired amidst incessant bursts of silence and production that promoted bursts of rampant anarchy over any kind of balance. My theory at the time was that some more moderate producers would come along to save the day on future records, and AlunaGeorge‘s George gave us a taste on New Music Friday of what may soon be. In his hands, new single ‘Surprise Yourself’ – which fittingly had one of the most surprising eruptions on Phase – retains its tone while becoming a gently vibrant number that bodes exceptionally well for the duo’s upcoming I Remember if the likes of Zhu and Flume don’t hog all the work.

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