Havvk marked the beginnings of lockdown 2 with the spirit of collaboration. Revisiting their own songs with the help of a few friends, Plans with Friends includes covers, an acoustic oldie and a remix by the ever prolific Arvo Party. Featuring on the release, here we present the video for ‘52 – Dark Remix‘.
A remix of Havvk’s ’52’ taken from last year’s Cause & Effect, the original is a haunting look at political division, the track snaking between reflective guitar lines and big, almost euphoric choruses. Herb Magee aka Arvo Party adds a further wash of the ethereal in his appropriately named ‘dark remix’. Bass notes throb, vocals are given an other worldly feel while the allure of the quiet/loud dynamics remain. Another from Northern Ireland’s remix king, with a very different feel to much of his recent work, ’52 – Dark Remix’ retains the hard hitting beauty of Havvk’s original but expanded into a different sonic landscape. The video, much like Arvo Party’s remix, is a reworked version of the original. Echoing the track’s subject matter, the video, created by James Byrne, is intercut with lyrics, political footage and violent protests, now given eerie glitches and a further masking of the subject matter.
’52 – Dark Remix’ is taken from Havvk’s collaborative Plans with Friends EP featuring reworkings by Arvo Party, Participant, Jess Kav and Maria Kelly.