Chet Faker Brings Banks On Board For A Redux Of "1998"
Chet Faker has fired off yet another remix of his infectious single “1998” (he’s already dropped a full EP of reworks) this time bringing California-based vocalist Banks on board to create a sultry duet vibe that’s almost too smooth for SoundCloud. Structurally, the new remix is quite similar to the original recording, which appeared on Faker’s debut 2014 LP Built On Glass. A couple of slight changes to its jaunty synth bass are clear, but things really open up as Banks enters for verse 2. Another artist who has made seduction her primary currency, Banks performs admirably as a wispy compliment to Faker’s full, emotive voice. Is it a groundbreaking new rendition? Hardly, but then the groove of “1998” has a shelf life that might outlast all of us.
We heard new notes from Faker only weeks ago when he dropped “Bend,” a funky guitar-laden single that never quite made it onto Built On Glass. The neo-R&B star is currently in the midst of a busy tour schedule, and so while what we’d love most of all is a completely new project, these piecemeal tracks are more than enough to tide us over. Listen to the new Banks-augmented remix of “1998” below, and check out Faker’s touring itinerary after the jump. And to think, we used to be friends.
Chet Faker Summer Live Dates:
Jul 31 Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
Aug 01 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Music & Arts Festival
Aug 03 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Aug 04 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Aug 07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Aug 15 Seattle, WA – 1077 The End Summer Camp 2015
Aug 16 Portland, OR – KNRK 94.7 Birthday Concert
Aug 22 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Oct 30 Melbourne, AUS – Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Oct 31 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
Nov 06 Sydney, AUS – Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Nov 07 Sydney, AUS – Sydney Opera House Forecourt