I can’t pinpoint exactly when I started hating Lorde‘s smash hit Team, but if I had to guess it would have been sometime between the 10,000th and 15,000th time I heard it. But, I can definitely tell you when I started liking it again – the second I heard Autograf’s tropical rework around 9:00 AM this morning. It’s that dope.

First things first, steel drum intro. Have a listen, you’ll understand what I mean. The percussive vibe set by the steel drum line sets the groundwork for a really impressive progression. The minor elements that present quite simply early on in the tune, open up into a more expansive melodic concept. When the vocals are added into the mix, the idea comes full circle and shines. The feels are tropical.

Be sure to peep the song below and grab a free download.

(Lorde – Team (Autograf Remix)

@BrettEdgerly