Nearly fifty years ago, Ben E. King recorded “Stand By Me,” which went on to become a rallying cry for an entire generation on its way to becoming named one of Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest songs of all time. Further, it went on to becoming one of the most iconic and recognizable R&B tracks of all-time, as everyone from Otis Redding, to John Lennon, to Tracy Chapman covered the tune. Now, rising newcomer, Justin Caruso, is bringing “Stand By Me” into the present with his own disco-infused remix of the legendary R&B track for the younger generation to get a taste of an old-school classic.
Polished piano chords set the foundation for Caruso’s remix, as Ben E. King’s exemplary vocals stay front and center while a pulsing bass line and stand-out trumpet arrangement fill the remix with waves of happy vibes. Peep the remix below, and get the free download here.