What better way to raise awareness for a major cause then by attaching oneself to the world’s most-famous artist. That’s exactly what UK indie-rock band Wild Beasts just did, as they are helping raise awareness to the ways people can support independent labels that lost stock in the Pias UK warehouse fire by remixing Lady Gaga’s newest single, “YoÃ¼ & I”.
Says Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe to UK’s The Guardian: “The unlikeness of this match was perhaps what compelled us to take it on. Gaga in many ways is the epitome of what we are not. She is the butcher to our butter knife. The essential thrill is always to keep eluding what is expected of us and what we expect of ourselves.”
The end result of the band’s efforts was released on Lady Gaga’s YouTube page earlier this morning; stream it for yourself below. The remix will also be physically released in a forthcoming set, though details are still forthcoming.
“YoÃ¼ & I” (Wild Beasts Remix)
And here’s the original… or, more specifically, the recently unveiled video for the original…