Colorado “electronic hydro funk” trio SunSquabi is set to release their pulsating new remix of Lettuce‘s “The Love You Left Behind” on Friday. Before it on streaming platforms tomorrow, Live For Live Music is thrilled to present an exclusive premiere of SunSquabi’s “The Love You Left Behind” remix.

The soulful funk song, originally recorded by Syl Johnson in 1971, appears on Lettuce’s 2016 studio album, Mt. Crushmore, and features vocal contributions from Tedeschi Trucks Band vocalist Alecia Chakour. The SunSquabi version of the song is filled with extra oomph with stronger beats coming via drum pad along with a heavier presence of electric guitar and digital effects filling in any space within the groovy tune. The song’s overall intensity heats up when the music takes a turn into instrumental territory halfway through, keeping listeners on a futuristic ride through inner space for the remainder of the track.

As SunSquabi’s Kevin Donohue says of their new remix, “Once we were given the green light, The Love You Left Behind from the Lettuce Mt. Crushmore album was the easy choice for us.”

The band also shared a collective statement on their updated treatment of the 2016 Lettuce favorite:

“Lettuce has always been one of our favorite bands to listen to. The opportunity to work with their stems and remix this song has been so fun and so interesting to see a little bit of their production process. The first half of the remix adds a classical style melody over the main chorus and changes the song to a darker feel. Thus, setting up the second half as a journey through a psychedelic desert of the ghosts of love you left behind. This remix has been in the works since July 2018 and it’s a huge relief to finally be releasing this to all of you. These guys are musical heroes to us and we are honored to take a piece of their art for a spin. Thanks for listening!”

Listen to the exclusive premiere of the new SunSquabi Lettuce remix below:

Lettuce – “The Love You Left Behind” (SunSquabi Remix) 

[Audio: SunSquabi]

Lettuce has a busy schedule ahead of them as the rock band just released their latest studio effort, Elevate. The band’s remaining summer tour schedule has them making stops at Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival, Vermont’s Jeezum Crow Festival, and Pennsylvania’s Peach Music Festival, in addition to their own run of headlining dates. For a full list of dates, head here.

SunSquabi has their own run of upcoming performances throughout the remainder of the summer, with appearances scheduled at Camp Bisco, The Werk Out, and ARISE Festival, to name a few. Having just released a new studio album of their own with 2019’s Instinct, the band will likely announce a run of fall tour dates in the coming weeks. Head to the band’s website for upcoming tour dates and ticket info.

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