On July 28, 2023, the Norwegian production team, Popkanon, joined forces with French-Norwegian producer and composer, Stephan Smirou, to unveil a slamming makeover of their hit song, “Brothers.” Originally praised by journalists worldwide and making waves on European radio, the original “Brothers” effortlessly blended genres like indie pop, country, and hip-hop.
This time around, the iconic track has been masterfully reinvented, embracing a brand-new feel-good vibe that is poised to set dance floors ablaze across the globe as a captivating Melodic House anthem. Aptly titled “Brothers (Club Version) (feat. Exclusive & NEF),” this remake remains true to the essence of the original while infusing it with a fresh and infectious energy.
Stephan Smirou's sound design expertise shines in this remake, strategically capturing and amplifying the core emotions of the original song. By cleverly accentuating specific key parts of the lyrics in the Verse and the Chorus and occasionally altering the melody, the message of vulnerability and the power of togetherness resonates even more profoundly.
The collaboration doesn't stop there – “Brothers (Club Version)” features the signature swagger of Chicago hip-hop artist “Exclusive” and the soulful vocals of R&B singer “Nef.” The fusion of their individual styles, skillfully blended by Smirou, creates a dynamic sonic landscape that captivates audiences from all walks of life.
Popkanon's “Brothers (Club Version)” is a testament to the artists' versatility and innovative spirit, demonstrating their ability to reimagine a beloved song with a modern and danceable twist. The immersive melody, the pulsating rhythm, and the soul-stirring lyrics come together harmoniously, offering listeners an unparalleled musical experience.
Stephan Smirou's visionary interpretation breathes new life into “Brothers,” propelling it into the realm of Melodic House and captivating an even wider audience – both on and off the dancefloor.
This remarkable collaboration proves that the power of music knows no bounds, transcending genres and borders, and reminding us of the enduring strength of unity and solidarity.