One of the most fascinating things to me about music is the ability to create endless interpretations of the same body of work. Ryan Leahan’s remix of the Kanye B-side XTCY was an approach that I wouldn’t mind seeing more artists take. Not only did Ryan add his own flare on Kanye’s vocals, but as the song builds up to an eventual drop, listeners are presented with Ryan laying down his own vocals ripened with intense, raw emotion. Recounting the events of a seemingly horrific car accident (we are glad you’re okay, dude!), Ryan sprinkles in some irony-laced gratitude
and I fucked my jaw up on that tree last night / I know I got my friends it’ll be all right
Stream Ryan Leahan’s remix of Kanye West’s XTCY below.