Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends (Korallreven Version)”

The last time that Korallreven, those Sweden-based Balearic bliss mongers behind the Victoria Bergsman-featuring “Honey Mine,” excerpted a forthcoming mixtape of theirs with a promotional MP3, it was in fact “Honey Mine.” And “Honey Mine” was good! So, you know, hear this: Up until now, “Till The World Ends” has existed as a great pop exhibit on Dr. Luke and Max Martin’s uncanny ability to breathe life and urgency into the disembodied vocal of their puppet pop star, Britney Spears. (It also has existed as a SALEM redo.) Not saying Korallreven are operating on the level of the unattainable Luke/Martin axis (because who is), but they do recast it in their own mold: here, that’s airy, balmy synths with bold drums that bely urgency without detracting from said synths. It’s a good mold. (Also, Max Martin is also from Sweden. So, things in common.) It’s the first track from the Korallreven’s A Dream Within A Dream mixtape, which precedes a proper full-length. Grab:

Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends (Korallreven Version)”

Look out for the A Dream Within A Dream mixtape, and soon a proper full-length debut, from Korallreven, compliments of Acéphale.

The original:

The SALEM refix:

SALEM – “Till The World Ends”