“Strangelife” is just the second single from Malmö’s sweet-hearted rock group YAST, their song an ambitious swing at making moves for the better. I wanna give you more love/ I wanna have some fun with you/ I wanna make some changes/ I wanna make your heart laugh and so on. The song found its way to Stockholm’s fellow romantic Azure Blue, who swapped the five-piece’s jangly guitars for a driving synth sound, in his own words “beating the whole goddamn track up with a Joy Division stick.” Download both versions below, then check out the just-as-endearing music video directed by YAST bassist Niklas Wennerstrand, featuring early-’80s footage of his aunt and her friends. The “Strangelife” single and its remixes, including another by DÖDEN, will be co-released later this month by Double Sun and Hare Tracks.
Download: YAST, “Strangelife” + Azure Blue Remix