Speedy Ortiz’s Foil Deer highlight “Puffer” was, at least in part, inspired by late-’90s/early-’00s R&B groups like TLC and Destiny’s Child, so it’s the Speedy track that makes the most sense to be given an electronic remix courtesy of Minneapolis producer Lazerbeak that also features a verse from Lizzo, who Sadie Dupuis collaborated with on one-off single “Basement Queens” earlier this year. The remix will appear on Speedy’s upcoming Foiled Again EP, which was announced at the beginning of this week with “Death Note.” Listen via Earmilk below.
Here’s what Dupuis had to say about the collab:
I was really into the album Lizzobangers, so we hit up Lizzo and Lazerbeak about collaborating in some way, even though we hadn’t met IRL. After this remix was in the works, Speedy toured with Doomtree (who taught Mike [Speedy’s drummer] how to shotgun a beer), and Lizzo and I wrote and recorded the song “Basement Queens” together in December. So in a way this remix was the catalyst for that tour as well as the song.
Foiled Again EP is out 6/3 via Carpark Records.