Many people would argue that the classics are better left untouched, and while I’d normally agree, I can’t help but fall for a good remix when I hear one. “Sweet Child Of Mine” is widely considered one of the biggest songs in rock n’ roll history, and for that reason, it’s one of the hardest songs to recreate. It goes without saying, though, that Reuben Keeney and Jasmine Thompson have done the original justice.
Instead of altering Axl Rose’s howling voice, Keeney has turned to Thompson to lay down the foundation. Having originally recorded the song as a cover, Thompson’s vocals are soft and inviting, perfectly suited to an acoustic backdrop. Surprisingly, though, they don’t sound out of place next to Keeney’s mellow production, which incorporates some warm synths, chunky beats and delicate piano keys.