Popforward: Jamie Woon
As a big fan of dubstep producer Burial, I believe that his 2007 remix of British soul-crooner Jamie Woon’s “Wayfaring Stranger” was definitely among his best works. After 3 years, the two finally went ahead and collaborated on a full-on, more pop-oriented but still dubstep-influenced sound. And the result is nothing short of amazing. Jamie Woon’s brand new Burial-produced single “Night Air” is one of the freshest, most brilliant electronic singles I’ve heard this year. It’s the essential mood music for this weather. Burial’s crispy beats and atmospheric production perfectly complement Woon’s soulful vocals. His way of delicately enunciating every word really accented the introspective, wistful mood of the song, while getting too mushy. That final beat switch is just… wow.
The video for the track finally premiered today, and it’s exactly how I envision it should be. It makes me want to walk through the woods while pensively look into the distance. Together, Woon and Burial can really get where Massive Attack used to be. I’d love a whole album of this, please.
Watch the gorgeous video, stream the excellent Ramadanman remix, or get the old “Wayfaring Stranger” remix after the jump.
“Night Air” is available now in the UK.