"Right from the opening chords, this one really caught my ear," said Obey City (a.k.a. Sam Obey) in an email to The FADER. "It sounded like a completely different, beautiful song — new arrangement, instruments, key, everything. And that’s what [Jensen Sportag] do best: they literally re-invent and re-contextualize songs based off the original acapella (and have been doing it for years, just check out their remix discography). I described it by saying it’s more of a movie than a remix and I still feel that way."
In the spirit of the remix's cinematic scope, LuckyMe has shared an intimate video for the track that stars Ex Machina actress Sonoya Mizuno alone in a dark dance studio, rehearsing, or maybe just working out her emotions. Think Black Swan, but 100-minutes shorter.
Watch the video for Jensen Sportag's remix of "Airy" above. Obey City's Merlot Sounds: Alternative Versions, featuring additional work by Leaving Records’ Osaka-based alchemist Seiho, S-Type, Deebs, and Hi Tom, is out now.