Portugese producer RAC has long been working his remixing magic for some of the biggest acts on the planet, including Kings of Leon, The Shins, Bloc Party and Death Cab for Cutie. Now he’s got his hands on Victorious, one of the stand out tracks from Panic! at the Disco’s recent Death of a bachelor album.
Stripping away the guitars that make the original slab of indie rock stadium ready, he’s replaced them with these synths that slip in and out of focus, thrown in some string stabs and given the whole thing a slightly more dayglo feel. He’s pretty much left the vocal intact, complete with its slightly queen style backing vocals (at points), while Brandon Urie says “He injected an entirely new energy into the song.”
True. And in a good way, too.