Those former Idol contestants never stop surprising us.
After Katharine McPhee premiered her phenomenal new club-pop smash “Touch Me” yesterday, Australian Idol Season 2 finalist Rickie-Lee Coulter has just given us a taste of her own upcoming club cut.
In 2010, the Aussie songstress–who previously struggled with depression years earlier–canceled the release of her third studio album, ended her contract with former label Shock Records and fired her old management company. Though it seemed unlikely that she would be back in the spotlight anytime soon, the singer soon inked a deal with EMI, leading to the release of searing comeback single, the delightfully euphoric “Raining Diamonds,” back in October of 2011.
Now, the gorgeous singer’s coming back with a brand new cut: “Do It Like That.” While the song isn’t out until next Friday according to PopJustice, we’ve got a sneak peek of the track via a remix by icy italo-disco French House maestro, Fred Falke.
The remix is a slick, glossy 6-minute production of blaring, teary-eyed Robyn-esque “With Every Heartbeat” synthesizers and chilly washes of ambient sound, distant chants and icy electronica. “Down low, I’m going to get you high/’Cause I know how to blow your mind/Baby get ready for this, ’cause it’s about to get serious,” the Aussie chanteuse warns above the chilled-out mid-tempo mix.
Even if the song’s lyrics and Ricki-Lee’s fast flow suggest it’s going to be a storming pop romp in original form, Falke’s take on the track makes it a much more timeless, spaced out production. It’s absolutely genius, like so many of his other mixes ( his take on Annie‘s “Anthonio” and Gossip‘s “Heavy Cross,” for example.)
Now that’s what I call a comeback.
“Raining Diamonds” was released on October 18. (iTunes Australia)