Mikky Ekko “Pull Me Down (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)”

On the original “Pull Me Down”, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko made bloggers’ around the world geek out with glee over the aural beauty conjured in pairing his soft rock croon and effective, “punk kids”-in-romance script to online superstar Clams Casino’s dreamy production.

Fast forward a few weeks later and not only is Ekko making headlines for being a contributing songwriter, producer and vocalist on one of the more widely acclaimed cut on Rihanna’s latest album Unapologetic (piano ballad gem “Stay”), he’s hooked up with another buzzed-about beat-sculptor for a remix to his current single.

Ryan Hemsworth, who, among other things, pulled out one of the finer remixes of Frank Ocean’s oft-retooled “Thinking Bout You”, delivers another winner in this “Pull Me Down” makeover, perking up the mid-tempo with subtle claps and candied, starry-eyed synth bedazzling.

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