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Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs compilations are always solid. But when Hemsworth himself decides gets involved, the pot is sweetened considerably.

Mitski’s feather-light vocals seem tailor-made for Hemsworth’s toolbox of chimes and pitch-bends. “Francis Forever” was originally written as a straight rock song, a heartsick anthem full of sass and funk.

This rework swaps out Mitski’s empowering swells for uptempo drums and reversed piano lines. It’s a remix in the truest sense of the word, keeping the main melody and flipping everything else on its head.


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