It’s been a little over six months since Chicane dropped ‘Everything We Had To Leave Behind’ as his eighth studio album, and he hasn’t been sitting still since. Always one to welcome inspiration no matter where it comes from, the U.K. electronic music phenomenon found that many of the album tracks had more to grow and more to give, so he locked himself in the studio again to put each of the songs in a new light under a different guise. The result is a remix album as tantalizing as the original 14-track offering: ‘Everything We Had To Leave Behind (Back Pedal Brakes Remix)’.
“‘Everything We Had to Leave Behind’ started life in freedom and ended during our incarceration”, Chicane says. “It reflected a lot of what I and I’m sure others were also feeling: separation, isolation, loss, and with that, a greater appreciation of life. I had a new persona in mind for remixes, so I took on the form of Back Pedal Brakes and started tinkering.”
“Tracks or albums are never static for me”, he continues, “so once the lockdown lifted, I realized I was becoming inspired by the current breakbeat culture and wanted to explore that in relation to the recent album. Enthused, I worked through the near entirety of ‘Everything We Had to Leave Behind’ track by track, as I felt those tracks had more evolution left in them. They probably still have, but they tell me I have to stop somewhere. Thank you to all that bought, streamed and found meaning in the album. I hope you enjoy both the caterpillar and the butterfly.”