When Kygo inked a deal with Sony last week, the Norwegian suffered some flack from his fans. But as he reminded us all, signing to a major label means greater opportunities for himself, and better music for the fans. Holding true to his words, Kygo has returned with an exceptional new remix of The Weeknd‘s “Often.”
Deviating from his tried-and-true formulae, Kygo explores new territory. By trading in the sweeping, tropical-house nuances for some thumping beats and intermittent handclaps, he has a chance to test the waters, leave his comfort zone, and most importantly, gauge the response from his fans. And judging by the strong initial turnout, I’d say he should congratulate himself for a job well done.