ACTIVE CHILD | High Priestess (CFCF Remix)
For Pat Grossi of Active Child, the last two years have been nothing short of enriching. Musically, Pat has worked within and appropriated a number of styles into his sound, from his early days singing with that heavenly voice as a choir boy to his more recent forays into laptopassisted indie-pop made in his bedroom, best exemplified on 2010’s acclaimed Curtis Lane EP. His sound is so wide-ranging that he has found himself touring with many notable acts of differing genres, including dubstep producer James Blake, dreamy synth-pop of School of Seven Bells, and the indie-rock bands White Lies and White Rabbits.
Woke up to an email and this was in my inbox and I’m glad I took the time to listen to this. I remember the first time I saw Active Child, it was at Lincoln Hall and he was opening up for School of Seven Bells (?), maybe. I forget. Regardless, I didn’t even know who/how he was since he was just singing in his falsetto like voice with his harp. I said to my friend
“Who is this guy? He’s like brother of Passion Pit but sitting down with harp. He’s fucking good.”
To be honest, at first, I didn’t even like the guy. Everything just didn’t make sense but somehow later on after two tracks within the show, I was captivated by his music. I couldn’t help myself but just admire his music more and more as he sang these ballads he creates. This remix though, CFCF took it up a notch (somewhat) and made this remix into this late 80’s new age disco track. No, it’s not fast.
It’s a slow ballad that makes you want to close your eyes and drift wherever the water drifts you.
I mean really, doesn’t it? CFCF did a good rework of this and I’m impressed. Thanks PR email of the day. You got me sucked into this dreamy track and now I must share. Active Child has a lot of material out and I recommend. Especially this one…