EXCLUSIVE: Kritters 'New York' (FILLY Remix)

EXCLUSIVE: Kritters ‘New York’ (FILLY Remix)

Today, we are debuting the new video from New York duo Kritters, featuring a delicious version of their song ‘New York‘ as remixed by FILLY.

Kritters is the musical project of Kirini O.K. and Robert Steadman. Kirini is an interdisciplinary artist, songwriter, and vocalist and Robert is a producer and multi-instrumentalist who received widespread acclaim as drummer for Stornoway.

New York features Stornoway band mate Jon Ouin on cello and comes backed with exclusive remixes by UK producer Sebastian Reynolds and avant-pop group FILLY. Musically this wistful paen for home is framed in subtle electronics, Jon’s keening cello and deft use of found sounds of the city, including sirens, subway cars and traffic noise conjures the sound of life in the big Apple.

Retooled by FILLY this version is enlivening and magnetic Kirini’s beguiling and mellifluous vocals fill up each note,  the refrain ‘I spread my ashes in New York’ burrowing its way into your head, cocooned in pulsing glacial synths and multi-colored bleeps.

Kritters poetic spin on pop has been compared The Magnetic Fields and Broadcast. New York was recorded and produced by Kirini and Robert in their studio in NYC and mastered by Alain Paul.

When asked about the inspiration for New York, Kirini explains, “I had been thinking a lot about the time in my life when I lived in downtown New York City. It was, in retrospect, a remarkable way to grow up: right on Washington Square Park, right in the middle of the Village. When things were difficult in my life I escaped to the streets, and walked and walked. I was never alone; the city was my great friend”.


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