It feels like just yesterday that Illenium released the beautiful “sadboi” anthem ‘Good Things Fall Apart.’ It was actually way back last May, and almost a year to the day, fans are getting treated with an intense remix of it by SLANDER.
SLANDER’s rework is out Friday as part of Illenium’s Ascend remixes album. The duo comprised of Derek Andersen and Scott Land premiered their version at Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando last November. Fireworks went off, fans felt it, and SLANDER shared videos of it this week to tease the release.
The original by Nicholas Miller, known as Illenium, and Jon Bellion, is already very emotional and begins with guitar riffs. SLANDER replaces the guitar with piano and elevates the vocals. At the first drop, the duo builds on Illenium’s signature vibe with their own trademark trap sound. SLANDER slows the tempo way down on the second verse, which has the effect of only intensifying the song. They fade the song out at the first line of the chorus: “Tell me what you hate about me…”
On Illenium’s Instagram post earlier this week about his Ascend remixes album, SLANDER expresses just how much they appreciate being able to put out their take on the track.
“Thanks again for the opportunity to remix Good Things Fall Apart!” the duo commented. “Fell in love with the original on the first listen.”
SLANDER hyped up the release on Thursday night by tweeting, “IN 2 HOURS WE GOING CRYING.”
‘Good Things Fall Apart’ was Illenium’s fourth single off his third studio album, Ascend. It has also been remixed by Travis Barker of Blink-182.
Despite the compatibility of their styles, Illenium and SLANDER have not collaborated on a new track. SLANDER has had some amazing collaborations with Seven Lions (‘First Time’), Gryffin (‘All You Need To Know’), and Said The Sky (‘Potions’).
The Ascend remixes album tracklist wasn’t unveiled before Friday. However, some artists revealed their involvement. William Black, who partnered with SLANDER on ‘Back To U,’ also remixed ‘Good Things Fall Apart.’ Meanwhile, Blunts & Blondes remixed ‘That’s Why’ with more bass. CloudNone announced he remixed ‘Sad Songs,’ which Illenium tweeted was “one of my favs!!”
Listen to ‘Good Things Fall Apart’ (SLANDER remix) on YouTube below.