Metric’s ‘Breathing Underwater’ Soars in MNDR’s Dance-Pop Remix
'Feed Me Diamonds' duo reworks 'Synthetica' highlight
Metric’s Synthetica standout “Breathing Underwater” has enough stadium-rock anthem in its genetic makeup that our reviewer Josh Modell called it “the ass-kicking younger sister of ‘With or Without You.'” MNDR, the duo of Amanda Warner and Peter Wade, are steeped in the history of electronic dance music, as last year’s Feed Me Diamonds exhilaratingly illustrates. Now, via Life+Times, MNDR have remixed “Breathing Underwater,” chopping up Metric frontwoman Emily Haines’ no-bullshit vocals and putting them over percolating techno. When Metric’s arena rush meets MNDR’s EDM high, it’s fair to say the results are breathtaking.