This remix of Butterfly by London’s Japanese wildflower Mieko Shimizu ticks all the boxes for me. There’s something very 80s synthwave about the driving bassline, complimented nicely by the haunting synths over the top. And then we’ve got the incredible vocals from Mieko that bring it all together tidily.
The result is an electronic soundscape of rich melodies and crisp bass lines. Mike Lindsay has done a wonderful job turning the relatively soothing original into a driving, foot tapping, head nodding hit.
This was also the first chance I’ve had to check out Mieko Shimizu, and her work is incredible. One to watch out for when we are allowed outside again!
Verdict: Like a butterfly in a spider’s web – we’ve stuck this beauty in our heavy rotation playlist, and it will be difficult to remove it.