Pet Shop Boys drop new Claptone remix
By Classic Pop | January 28, 2022
Pet Shop Boys today release their remix of the song Queen Of Ice, by DJ and producer Claptone, taken from his latest studio album, Closer.
Continuing the run of album collaborations and the final single to be released, Queen Of Ice is another example of the enigmatic international DJ and producer Claptone showcasing his exploration of house with a pop flavour.
The dream-pop-inspired collaboration with rising Canadian pop band Dizzy is taken from Claptone’s recently released album Closer co-produced by Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna).
As writers, producers and remixers, Pet Shop Boys are the most successful duo in UK music history with 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four No.1s.
In 2020 they released their 14th studio album, Hotspot, which reached No.3 in the UK album chart.
They have collaborated, remixed, and written for a wide range of artists including Dusty Springfield, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, The Killers, Paul Weller and Girls Aloud.
With their Claptone remix, the press release states, Pet Shop Boys “retain the track’s emotional lyrics, extraordinary arrangement yet wrap Dizzy’s frontwoman Katie Munshaw’s bare vocal and beatless wall of sound around a fresh upbeat disco production.”
The single Queen Of Ice follows the previous album single releases of Right Into You, Just A Ghost feat Seal, Zero, My Night feat. APRE and Wake Up feat James Vincent McMorrow and Golden feat Two Another – all unveiled earlier this year.
Queen Of Ice (Pet Shop Boys Remix) is out now via Different Recordings.