Cilla K is a wonderful mutli-talented artist from Guadeloupe in the French West Indies who is currently based in NYC and is creating beautiful soulful and futuristic music that pleases my ears. I already told you about the singer/producer a couple of times, but in case you missed them you can catch up with my review of her debut album Fine Line, that was featured on Preach Jacobs’ online magazine Mo’ Betta Soul, or my write-up about New World Lullabies, her excellent sophomore album that was released a few months ago.
Now, to make my ears and yours even happier, she teamed up with fellow French producer Teru, who crafted this lovely remix for You know me better, taken from her latest album. I have to admit I am very excited and happy to present this track exclusively on The Wonderful World of Carminelitta and offer you a double dose of “Frenchness” to enjoy without moderation.
While the original was very laid-back and enchanting with the delicate piano notes, Teru flips it in a very interesting way with this remix, by adding some haunting electronic elements, while keeping the essence of the track. This is what I love so much about remixes, that ability that producers have to create something new and personal while paying homage to the original and respecting the artist. As I am listening to it now, I can’t help but be captivated by the dark, mysterious atmosphere created by Teru, which gives a certain depth to the lyrics. I am also very happy about this collaboration, as is always the case when artists I greatly appreciate decide to work together, and I hope Cilla K and Teru will create magic again in the near future (*sends a virtual wink to both of them*). Until then, I will play this track on repeat and urge you to do the same.
You can listen to and download Better (Teru remix) on Teru’s Soundcloud page, or simply by clicking on the link below. Enjoy the journey and spread the word!