Serial producer maestro Elaine Mai has turned her hand to a remix of Pillow Queens’ brilliant single from last year ‘Gay Girls’.
While the original was concerned with intoxicating lust and the consequences of religion, Elaine Mai’s remix focus on the former part turning the vocals and the lines “I was a fool for you” and “I spent the whole night” into a hook that glides along on serene synths. The track gets an official release this Friday.
Elaine says of her work on the track:
“I’m a huge fan of Pillow Queens, and loved their Gay Girls track from the first time I heard it. I knew I wanted to do something different with it and when I listened to the stems I was immediately drawn to the vocals. There are all these gorgeous nuggets that are super catchy, but also show real vulnerability. The line, ‘roots for you’ and the main vocal cut I highlighted in the chorus are absolute gems, so they formed a large part of the remix. I’ve wanted to work with the guys for a while, this was a brilliant project to work on and I’m delighted with how the track turned out.”
Of the track, Pillow Queens say:
“We were sitting in an old man pub in Derry when the Gay Girls remix came through so we took it in turns to pass around headphones and have our minds respectively blown. We were excited Elaine wanted to remix one of our songs, and couldn’t have envisioned how well it would turn out. Gay Girls is a song really close to our hearts so it’s really nice to have Elaine breathe new life into it in a completely unique way.”
Look out for some new Elaine Mai music this year, one of which is a collaboration with Soulé and Sorcha Richardson, while you can catch Pillow Queens at the following shows.
July 19th – Roisin Dubh w/The Claque (Galway Arts festival)
August 3rd – All Together Now, Waterford