Someone Remixed Rihanna And Calvin Harris’s “This Is What You Came For” Into An ’80s Ballad

Saint-Laurent casts a retro glow over the new version.

January 06, 2017

Last year, an artist named Tronicbox turned Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?"and a number of other hits — into the chart-topping '80s equivalents of themselves. Another artist by the name of Saint-Laurent is picking up the role of Reagan-era remixer, with a retro version of Rihanna and Calvin Harris's hit "This Is What You Came For." It's probably my favorite of the bunch, if only for how striking Rihanna's acapella, exultant and party-focused in the rave-y original, now becomes more intimate and personal surrounded by pining, puppy-love pop.

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Someone Remixed Rihanna And Calvin Harris’s “This Is What You Came For” Into An ’80s Ballad