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Lila Drew enlists Toronto-based duo Majid Jordan for not one, but two remixes of her previously released single ‘2023’. The first, ‘2023 Majid Jordan Remix’, takes us on a euphoric journey, emphasising bright synthesizers which contrast beautifully next to a deep, thumping beat. The second remix, ‘2023 Majid Jordan VIP Mix’, takes us on a wild journey delivering an emotive and dancefloor energetic track, perfect for the height of the summer season. Both remixes maintain Lila’s Drew’s introspective intent from the original track, as her elegant vocals glide perfectly on top of dynamic melodies.
Speaking on the release, Lila Drew reveals, “I’m so pumped about these 2023 remixes that Majid Jordan did — they really put a different spin on the song in a way that I could never have imagined when making the song. I don’t typically gravitate towards electronic sounds when writing, and it’s so awesome to hear 2023 taken in that direction. Each remix is quite different, but they’re both 2023 reimagined by a duo I’ve been listening to for so long, and Majid Jordan has made the song into something I’d love to dance to and I know other people will want to dance to as well.”
Released in October 2021, the original version of ‘2023’ has amassed over 1.5M streams and continues to grow. When penning the track, Lila Drew dived into her anxieties about growing up, “It’s about that deep frustration that comes with feeling like you’ll never change – that the things that you hate that you do will continuously be repeated throughout your life, and that fear will always get in the way. It’s about being trapped in your kitchen and paralyzed by the anxiety of growing up and the strange, dark humor in that…. That’s something I think of all the time. It’s funny because we’re so much closer to 2023 now compared to when I wrote the track.”
Lila Drew was born in London, but raised in southern California. Growing up, she immersed herself in her parent’s diverse record collection, took piano lessons, taught herself how to play guitar, and recorded herself using GarageBand. At 17, She released her first studio single, ‘Faded/2am ft. Goldlink’, and two years later her first EP, ‘locket (side one)’. Now at 21 years old, she’s earned over 42M global streams along with widespread acclaim from publications like Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone and The Fader.
This year is shaping up to be a big one for Lila’s flourishing career. Impressing crowds with her angelic yet powerful vocals, the young talent just finished up her first European tour supporting the UK duo Oh Wonder, and also played a sold out headlining slot at London’s Folklore Hoxton on 20th July.
As well as producing multiple studio albums independently, Toronto based duo Majid Jordan have worked on hit records with some of the biggest artists in the world, including Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Khalid. They have solidified themselves as a standout duo, writing and producing at the highest tier of the R&B and Dance worlds.
The ‘2023’ remixes are a triumphant package of summer anthems, propelling Lila Drew’s signature sound to new heights.