Truth be told, the Ryos I know of is a talented young progressive house producer, but this new Halsey remix of his has certainly taken him far outside of his comfort zone – to great success, mind you. Steering this track towards a future bass/trap style, Ryos demonstrates an uncanny ability as a young producer to master more than one sound, a skill that even some of the more seasoned producers struggle with.
While Halsey’s lyrical content leaves little to be desired as an anthem for the new age youth, much like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” almost a quarter century ago, Ryos somehow manages to up the production to give the track the full modern day dance music feel. Through the first verse you might not be able to detect Ryos’ craft, but by the time the chorus has hit you definitely will have heard it. Flashy synths and cool vocal samples give this track another dimension it was definitely lacking transforming “New Americana” into a festival trap anthem that “Smells Like Teen Spirit” most definitely was long ago.