Finnish group Our Stolen Theory returns to Silk Music, several years after their timeless downtempo release, "Warmest Day". Combining a pop-influenced vocal aesthetic with uplifting acoustic and electronic instrumentation, Our Stolen Theory delivers another stunning single in "Godzilla Watch"; the release also features fellow label veterans LTN and The Madison, who contribute inspiring interpretations of their own.
The original mix kicks off with gorgeous harmonies, backed by reverberating, U2-influenced guitar riffs. Lyrically speaking, a narrative of an imminent Godzilla invasion could easily drift into the absurd; yet, the heartfelt vocal performance and soaring instrumentation succeeds in evoking a profound emotional response. A hallucinogenic synth sequence in the song's latter half proves to be yet another masterful stroke by Our Stolen Theory.
When LTN, the Indonesian virtuoso, remixes an already exceptional tune, there is never any doubt that he can arrive at a unique, intricate, and beautiful take. In his gorgeous instrumental mix, he has chosen to infuse "Godzilla Watch" with deep, moody, and cinematic vibes. The soundscape centers on a head-bopping groove, as well as an ominous, yet mellifluous piano theme.
Finally, The Madison lends his club-friendly compositional genius to an absolutely exhilarating pair of remixes: vocal and dub. Hypnotic synths set the stage for a dancefloor-killing, electro-tinged series of drops. Given the euphoric result, it's hard to imagine the vocals better accompanied by any other style of bassline.