Jack Antonoff Remixes Spoon’s ‘Wild’

Spoon has released a new remix EP with three different versions of their song “Wild,” including one by Jack Antonoff.

Antonoff co-wrote the original song, which can be found on Spoon’s latest album, ‘Lucifer On The Sofa.’ Antonoff’s crisp pop production is featured throughout his new version of ‘Wild,’ which is a tad cleaner than the version on the album.

Antonoff’s remix is featured, as well as a dub remix by reggae great Dennis Bovell and a “trashy” version with more fuzz.

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Last month, Spoon released ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’ after teasing fans with ‘Wild,’ ‘The Hardest Cut,’ and ‘My Babe.’ It was the indie rock legends’ 10th studio album, after 2017’s ‘Hot Thoughts.’

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Britt Daniel, who spoke to NME about the new album last year, detailed the album’s rawer approach, which was formed while on the road touring behind ‘Hot Thoughts.’

 “While we were out there, we kept discovering that we were playing the songs from the last album better on the road than they were on the record,” Daniel said. “So the idea was to take that energy that you get from playing songs live and being on the road and hashing out the songs, using that energy first.”

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“You’re not starting with a demo and building on it; you’re actually getting in a room and experiencing that sound together and working from there. You’re not figuring out the song as you record it. You figure it out, then you record it. That was a big part of it.”

Antonoff took home the Songwriter Award at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 last month. In June, he’ll perform with Bleachers at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London for their first gig in the city in nearly five years.

—Aditi Manjunath