Hailing from the South West of England and reworking Shura‘s heartbreaking melodies is R&B duo Honne. A month ago the two delivered a sensual track titled “Warm on a Cold Night,” and today they give us their twist on Shura’s melancholy “Just Once.”
Layering the innocent vocals of the singer/songwriter with a steady-handed beat and waves of synths, Honne adds a surprisingly pleasant pulse to the slow-burner while keeping the core of the song intact. The remix propels the track just enough to make it danceable, but not to the point where you can no longer cry at the same time. Listen below, and check out our picks for saddest songs of 2014 here.