What makes a pop anthem even more anthemic? Try beats, piano stabs and a swirling house climax.
London-based producer Eden Prince has added all three to his effervescent remix of Kelly Clarkson‘s brotherly love anthem, “I Dare You.” Out today (May 15) via Atlantic Records and premiering exclusively on Billboard Dance, the diva house remix transforms Clarkson into a full-on club queen and marks the first of four forthcoming “I Dare You” edits due to arrive over the next month, with the next reworks coming courtesy of Gozzi, Arkadi (who, fun fact, is Zedd‘s older brother), and Lash.
Clarkson called “I Dare You”, which was released this past April 16, “my favorite/hardest project that I’ve ever worked on.” Five multi-language duet versions of “I Dare You” — sung in Arabic, French, Spanish, German and Hebrew — were released alongside the single, which touches on themes about embracing love.
“It’s basically, ‘I dare you to love instead of fear,'” Clarkson said of the meaning behind the lyrics on The Tonight Show: At Home Edition in April. “Especially I feel like, we’re in a world where — I mean this song, ironically is very fitting right now — but before pandemic times, it’s no secret as a nation we’re super divided. As a world, we’re getting even more divided and it’s so funny ’cause we’re so technologically advanced. Like you think it would be the opposite, that we’d be more about connection but… I thought the song would be cool to do in that sense. And then all this happened.”
Now with the dance remixes, a whole new demographic of fans can feel the love. Listen to “I Dare You” (Eden Prince Remix) below.