X Ambassadors are currently promoting “Unsteady,” the follow-up to their smash-hit “Renegades.” While it’s currently climbing up the Alternative Songs chart at No. 26, the Ithaca, NY group is looking to make an impact on the dance charts as well with a brand-new remix from up-and-coming producers Jack Novak and Stravy, premiered exclusively on Billboard below.
“This was my first time working on a remix, and I couldn’t have picked a better song to start,” Novak tells Billboard via email. “The song is special to me because when I heard [frontman] Sam Harris’ vocals, I really believed what he was singing. What a voice and lyrically, what vulnerable, relatable writing.”
Though both Novak and Stravy (whose given name is Jerry Kurty) hail from Chicago, they didn’t meet until finding each other on Twitter. A few weeks later, Stravy went to one of her shows, and a creative partnership was born. “I personally thought she was super talented, and had an amazing attitude towards what she was doing but also the music industry [in general],” he says.
Hear their club-friendly rework of the tune below, and look for it on all digital music platforms this Friday, Nov. 13: