Don't Be So Shy (Filatov and Karas Remix)
Transcribed by: KimBo
Length: 1 pages
Why we think you'll like it
It’s amazing the things you can find from spurious international charts with reference to more robust national ones — this has been top of Russia’s (airplay-based) chart for a while. Of the three tracks intended for our ill-fated remake day, it makes more radical changes than Jonas Blue or Deepend, and yet somehow feels most in line with its original song. Filatov and Karas go for an entertainingly obvious set of musical cues for not being shy, and the best description I can think of for what they do to Imany’s vocal is “weaponised”. Sonically it now verges on obnoxious, but with that there’s an extra elemental force. And listening to her own version afterwards, how restless she sounds despite the calmer music, and the way that gaps between lines slip away, the distance to turn the song into one of relentless, desperate command doesn’t seem so far.