Keith: Mona Lisa's Child - The Remixes
Mona Lisa’s Child from Lucky Number’s eclectic prodigies Keith is to be the second single taken from their much acclaimed debut album Red Thread and will be released on August 28th. These upfront promo remixes are being released weeks in advance and come courtesy of the cream of the crop of Europe’s leftfield dance cognoscenti.
‘Mona Lisa’s Child’ has managed to awaken the ultra selective masters of French electro-divinity, remixers Alain Braxe and Fred Falke from their Spring slumbers, bringing a touch of Manchester’s bitter sweet disco lineage to the unmistakable Keith sound with nods to Baker, Moroder, and New Order along the way.
The impressively pervading James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco has supported Keith from the beginning and here further helps the band develop their reputation as a band for a new generation of indie kids who like to take their reflections out of the bedroom and on to the dance floor.
The ultra-hip drummer from Who Made Who, TOMBOY, delivers a sexy, dubbier disco take with explosions of rhythm & percussion, and JAKE BULLIT’s unique electro twist shows why his remix of Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Bigger Boys…’ is soon to be released.
‘Mona Lisa’s Child’, finds Keith front man – Oli Bayston – at his most cathartic and ultimately honest point. The lyrics tell a tale of anger & desperation with an angst-crossed lover musing over the breakdown of a relationship where love tried but ultimately failed. Vulnerable, pensive and impassioned, ‘you were crying, you were shouting, screaming, “like me, love me”; I think I tried‘; you’ll dance ’til your stiletto heels snap off, though your mascara may run along the way.