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Kanye

Joel Almand is Almond. If you hit his website, the man from Buffalo, New York seems to like the stages set up in sunny places. I can dig it.

He sent over his spin on The Chainsmokers second original, Kanye. You’ll remember their first, the Top 40 radio infection “#SELFIE.” That song sounded like a Las Vegas style fist pumper with the cross-fit hammer heavy 2013 lyrical theme. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t dropped it more than once into my set. Now a song called “Kanye?” For real.

The guys in The Chainsmokers created a very uplifting power party rocker using Kanye as a metaphor for “not giving a fuck.”

From The Chainsmokers’ soundcloud: “This is real, this isn’t about love or partying or carpe diem shit, the same way we always hear it, this is some real life every day real world way to convey an important message…

As Kanye said, ‘ I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.'”

Enter the Almond.

Almond brightens up the original and keeps the focus on a pounding party rocking house beat. It doesn’t genre hop like the original. All the same, the original nut of the song remains and that strong vocal hook.

Go with yourself.

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