The original track first appeared on Bladee and Mechatok’s collaborative project Good Luck.
Charli XCX has jumped aboard a new remix of Bladee and Mechatok’s 2020 single Drama, lifted from the pair’s Good Luck project for Swedish label YEAR0001. Charli’s Drama remix follows a string of other reimaginations from the likes of Evian Christ, Salem and Oklou, who took on tracks God, Grace and Rainbow respectively. All four remixes are taken from a forthcoming deluxe album edition of Good Luck, which will also feature a selection of other remixes as well as an original unreleased track.
Drain Gang founder Bladee discussed the euphoric new remix, a shared love for autotune, A.G. Cook and more in a new conversation with Charli published by Interview Magazine. On Drama, Charli says: “When I heard that song, I just immediately went to it and I really loved the lyrics. It kind of reminded me a little bit, tonally, of your song Mean Girls.” [sic]
“When I heard both of those songs, but particularly Drama, I had this vision of this person that you’re talking about. I could just see this person in a club being kind of bitchy. I feel like I’m not really like that in a relationship, but I really like relationships that are like that because it just seems really psycho.” [sic]
bladee & charli 4ever 💎
— Charli (@charli_xcx) April 28, 2021
“I’m not super into genres,” says Bladee when asked about his opinion on hyperpop. “Especially when it’s a small genre like that, it’s limiting people to only having one sound and not experimenting more. I think it’s cool that there are new types of music coming. I think that’s super important and valuable. But personally, I’m not super into the hyperpop. I don’t really know exactly what it is. I think if they would just call it pop, it would be much better.”
Listen to the new remix below and revisit the Charli XCX cover story.