Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD enlist the talent of the British electronic music duo, Snakehips, for an official remix of their Billboard charting “Hate Me.” With a future bass spin on the melody and trap focus on the percussion, the remake dives into muddled and filtered mids with elusive synths. Bright tones illuminate the original, whose darker environment set a somber feel beneath Goulding’s sultry vocals and Juice WRLD’s hazy presence. This uplifting quality is a specialty of Snakehips as seen on their hit single “All My Friends” featuring Chance The Rapper & Tinashe, and on “Don’t Leave” featuring MØ.
Snakehips also recently released another radiating pop-leaning single with Bea Miller, “NEVER GONNA LIKE YOU.” Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD also teamed up with R3HAB for a previous remix of the successful track, showcasing a future house take.
It’s a brave new world for computerized pop stars, as Baauer dives headfirst into a collaboration with AI influencer, Miquela on their bizarrely genius track “Hate Me.” In an unabashedly meta affair that could only occur in 2018, the track’s themes are centered around naysayers and detractors of the digital personality’s validity. Now, a brand new music video for the song has arrived that brings these ideas to life with stunning visuals, including choreography by Jae Blaze of Kanye West’s “Fade” video fame.
The song expertly blends an upbeat Baauer beat with deceptively defiant vocals, and in many ways, the video follows suit. The two-and-a-half-minute clip is dominated by energetic choreography, with dancers holding court in a sun-washed warehouse that puts all the focus towards the movement. Carefree moments intertwine with raised fists and confidence as the dancers power the track forward. Although Miquela shows up only for a few brief cameos, her appearance offers an instant contrast between the real and the virtual.
2018 — a year where CGI-animated characters can become pop-stars and link with marquee producers insanely catchy dance tracks. What a time to be alive.
Bauuer‘s latest single “Hate Me,” featuring the digital art project turned Instagram model/musician Miquela, has been gaining steady traction since its August 17 release. The world’s bound to shake when a former viral sensation collaborates on a song with a new age social media phenomenon, so it only made sense for Baauer to circle back with his own equally intriguing VIP mix. So far, we’ve got a a cutting-edge lyric video, which was Miquela’s first moving on-screen appearance, and now Baauer’s back with his own second take spin on “Hate Me.”
Bauuer takes the quirky, upbeat pop-leaning framework of the original track and given it a buzzing VIP mix designed for club monitors. The edit is perfectly crafted to make a climactic appearance at an upcoming Bauuer performance, with looped Miquela vocals building straight into an bumping, distorted trap break. Baauer and Miquela proved to be a complementary pairing on their collaborative effort, but Baauer’s solo take might be one of his strongest outings of the year.
Baauer and rising Internet phenomenon Miquela exude a collaborative edge on “Hate Me.” A spunky, no-holds-barred production that confronts Miquela’s meteoric rise to online notoriety, the single’s video shuffles between images of Miquela screen grabbed from the starlet’s Instagram, and a colorful patchwork of grabby video clips of the featured vocalist. Baauer’s latest delivery comes by way of the track’s accompanying lyric video, which is also remarkably Miquela’s first moving on screen appearance.
While Miquela provides the video visuals and vocals, Baauer chips in with an eccentric, snappy trap beat that lends a grit to the unapologetic number. Baauer and Miquela’s careers bear a number of notably resemblances. Both are children of the internet who rose to viral fame — propelling Baauer to a league only otherwise occupied by Drake with 100 million streams in a week. Considering neither collaborator is a stranger to the dangerous dichotomy of internet notoriety, Baauer’s latest, “Hate Me” rides a narrow line, coming through with some considerable viral appeal of its own.