Spiritualized's refix of Cut Copy's “Free Your Mind” is the hungover Ibiza sunrise after the single's all-night beachside rave. J. Spaceman opens with tiny melodies held over from the original, tapped out in melancholic thumb piano like sweet memories fading fast, with a panned organ adding the lingering strangeness that creeps over your body after a huge night out. Gradually, a wave of guitar static ramps the song into a repetition of the original's triumphant hook, exalted and exhausted. It's comedown music as perfect as an orange slice and a head massage, one last surge of ecstatic unity before a more sobering reality gets its footing.
The song is out now on Modular, with Cut Copy's Free Your Mind LP out this November, also on Modular.