I have to admit that when I saw that there was a Transform Remix of “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots I was a bit surprised as Transform are at the forefront of the CEDM Scene…. The lesson? Do your research. I had assumed, on the basis that I hear Twenty One Pilots on mainstream Radio on a regular basis, that they weren’t Christians. Turns out that all of the band identify themselves as Christians (even if they don’t identify themselves as a Christian band).
In any case, this is a great remix but the Transform guys. Opening with a simple beat and looped and distorted vocals, the track gradually builds with repeating synth bass stabs. As the vocals come to the forefront, the synth riffs become more varied and additional bass elements are added.
In keeping with the original track, the overall feel of this is minimal with a slightly darker edge. Since the release of their debut album (Never Alone) the Transform guys seem to have been constantly touring and appearing at events, rallies and marches across American and Europe so it’s great to hear them back in the studio.
This is a proper club banger and, as yet another free download (via Hypeddit), is a must for your digital record box!