- Oct 30, 2022
I think Teddy knocked it out of the park across the board with his production, even on the Cassio tracks, but the creative liberties taken on “Hollywood Tonight” are insane.
Yeah, like a song, that incomplete, I wouldn't even wanna work on. It just didn't suit the criteria. But I certainly wouldnt do such a poor job of it as they did the first time.Yep, cutting lyrics, making the song into a more positive track and re writing the bridge when MJ had already written one himself is shocking to me.
And this is why Neff-U's remix is the best version imo. He remixed it and made it sound better than the demo but still kept the dark vibe of the song intact.
Tbh the Throwback mix would be my favorite version, it's both a mix of the demo and the album remix but the problem is the Billie Jean drums, they are WAAAY overdone on the remix and it's what ruins it for me.
I didn't like how guitar heavy that version was.
The best mix doesn't exist. With the album cuts beatboxing and harmonies, the throwback mix raw vocals with the heavier thump of a beat, and the looping hook, and the Neff -U cut's guitar solo. All fashioned after the demoes gothic operatic vibe. It would be perfect.