The last time we heard the pop supernova’s recent single, she performed it live in front of a studio audience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in its original form — an emotional midtempo ballad about loving someone so much, you don’t realize you’re doing so at great personal cost.
In his version, Axwell strips “Graveyard” of its melodic, bubbly vulnerability and takes the song’s remnants to the nearest club, where he adds a brooding bassline, stadium-size synths and adrenaline-pumping percussion that gives the song an almost alluring and certainly sweaty sense of darkness.
“Graveyard” is the second single from Halsey’s forthcoming third studio album, Manic, which is set to arrive on Jan. 17, 2020. She debuted the song last month at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show.
Listen to Axwell’s “Graveyard” remix below.