Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro have remixed Steven Wilson’s “Personal Shopper” and you can check it out below.
In place of the hypnotic electro-prog chug of the original the band’s new take on the song sees rocking guitars back to the fore.
“Personal Shopper” has already been chosen by numerous artists as The Future Bites track they wanted to remix and it’s been fantastic to hear all the different interpretations,” says Wilson. “Now Biffy Clyro have come with perhaps the most radical reinvention of the song by taking the mainly electronic track and reimagining it as a huge guitar anthem, which just blew me away. Perhaps one for those that missed hearing the guitars in my recent music!”
“Personal Shopper” was the first track released from The Future Bites, back in March 2020, before the album release was delayed by the ensuing pandemic. Wilson invited fans to remix the track, and a mix by Nile Rodgers was also released.
Last month, Wilson streamed a brand new song “Anyone But Me”. The track was recorded during sessions for Wilson’s Top 5 album The Future Bites, but didn’t make the final cut of the album. A demo of “Anyone But Me” was actually included on the cassette – sorry, obsolete media – in the limited edition deluxe box set of The Future Bites, but last month marked the the first time the full studio cut was made available.
“This song was a casualty of COVID-19,” Wilson explains. “It was originally the closing song on The Future Bites, the album was even mastered and cut with it in place, but the delay in releasing the album gave me the chance to re-evaluate and I decided to replace it with the more laid back and atmospheric “Count Of Unease.”
“I still love this song though. Lyrically it’s about how it’s now possible to present to the world a version of yourself via social media that may have no bearing on reality – photos of yourself in places you’ve never been, hanging out with friends you’ve never met. It’s becoming more important to create the illusion of a desirable life on social media than it is to actually live it.”