Alesso has just teamed up with Korean pop singer Chen for a soaring new rework of the classic track “Years,” originally featuring Matthew Koma. The remake comes as the second Alesso-curated platform for members of Asia’s growing electronic music circuit in recent weeks, following another collaboration with Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai at the beginning of the month.
The “Years” rework sees Chen, lead vocalist for K-pop group EXO, paying direct homage to Koma’s original work, maintaining its emotional dips and swells while adding new meaning – and a new language! – to the classic track. Below, listen to the brand new remake and the original to compare the creative direction of the two versions.
H/T: Dancing Astronaut