On October 2nd, Jenny Owen Youngs will release an extended edition of last year’s Night Shift EP, which featured songs produced by Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher, Fiona Apple’s Fetch The Bolt Cutters) and Jake Sinclair (Taylor Swift, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco). The latest new addition to the original release is today’s Ra Ra Riot remix of “Dreaming on the Bus”, which comes on the heels of The One AM Radio (Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder podcast and Netflix series) remix of “Vampire Weeknight” and what Stereogum deemed Young’s “excellent spectral cover” of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”.
Stream “Dreaming On The Bus” (Ra Ra Riot Remix) on Bandcamp
“I have been a fan of Ra Ra Riot ever since they accomplished what I thought was impossible,” says Youngs, “covering Kate Bush in a way that could stand alongside her original recordings. They then did this, unthinkably, a SECOND TIME. No small feat, twice over. I was thrilled when they agreed to remix ‘Dreaming on the Bus,’ and love the way they found a way to pull the song into a kind of underwater dreamland, all undulating waves and rising bubbles and sunlight filtering down through the water.”
Stream “Vampire Weeknight” (The One AM Radio Remix) on Bandcamp
Stream “Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry Cover) on Bandcamp
The new material on Night Shift(Extended Edition) provides an apt invitation to revisit an EP that’s equal parts power pop and somber lullabies Refinery 29 described as songs to listen to “while having a hot apple cider on an evening of stargazing in your coziest beanie.” Not to mention Young’s monthly Bandcamp Friday singles “Follow You” and “Sunfish”.
Stream the original Night Shift EP On Bandcamp