Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest musical acts on the planet, but that doesn’t mean his chart-topping music is always club friendly. Leave that part to Tiësto, who has taken the pop star’s bittersweet track “Happier” and transformed it into a dance floor-ready deep cut.

This totally unexpected, yet well received remix rocks an infectious beat as Sheeran’s voice glides over Tiësto’s chilled out, house-inspired arrangement. Soft, thoughtful elements make up the soundscape of this “Happier” remix, as the open and earnest lyrics drive the track forward.

In a recent interview, Tiësto spoke candidly about his own musical style, which he personally considers to be underground. He might be one of the most popular and influential DJ/producers in the world, but he saves the word “mainstream” for the Lady Gagas and the Ed Sheerans who take over the carts.

In a way, he’s right. You probably won’t see this one topping the Billboard Hot 100, but we’re beyond excited to be able to crank it up this New Music Friday. Nobody does it quite like Tiësto does.

The legend’s deep house imprint AFTR:HRS serves as the perfect outlet to get this phenomenal new remix out there. Listen here and get lost in this stunning new take on Ed Sheeran’s “Happier!”

Happier – Tiësto’s AFTER:HRS Remix


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