GRAMMY-recognised, artist and songwriter, Starita offers up a raw yet heartening remix of Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band’s “Dark Night,” framed by themes of loss and new beginnings. With melancholic synths merging into gentle but earthy percussions, Starita takes the heartfelt original and infuses it with a blissful, atmospheric touch.
While the vocal work continues to hone in on the subject of grief, the remixed version is tinged with renewal and hope that allows us to drown in the darkness of loss before pulling us into the light of moving forward. Starita’s sincere approach marries into the emotional weight of Johnson’s original production, circling through the paralysing pain of grief before allowing nuances of joy to sneak through once again as we liberate ourselves from life.
From quiet and introspective to gently triumphant and exploratory, Starita’s “Dark Night,” is transportive and comforting as it allows us to embrace the inevitability of death as well as the alluring possibility of life after death with as much passion and power as we can muster.