TRACK REVIEW: “Daybreaker”

Bon HommeBon Homme is the side project of electronic music aficionado, Tomas Høffding. Originally the lead singer and bass player of Danish rockers, WhoMadeWho, Høffding decided to venture out in 2011 to create a one man show of sweeping electronic synthesizers, loops galore, and his beloved glockenspiel.

Høffding recently debuted “Daybreaker”off of his A Life Less Fancy album, featuring Lydmor, a female electro Danish artist. The track garnered much praise and buzz, eventually capturing the attention of Kasper Bjørke, a Danish DJ and producer. An already captivating and hypnotic track to begin with, Bjørke (not to be confused with Björk) reworked the song from a three minute, somewhat relaxing electronic soundscape into a beat-blasting five minute anthem. Emphasizing the looped drum machine and Høffdings’ haunting falsetto-tinged voice, Bjørke created a more mesmerizing experience, leaving the listener wishing the track would never end.

“Daybreaker” is a song about realizing that things aren’t going as swimmingly as you thought in your relationship. Bjørke works his indelible magic to make the message more deliberate, embedding it into the psyche. However, one emerges with their head held high,  feet stomping to the beat. Lydmor is the Kimbra to Bon Homme’s Gotye, making for a remarkable featured verse, driving the memo of detaching yourself from a relationship shrouded in miscommunication home.

The electroclash style of Kasper Bjørke is arguably his bread and butter, so it only makes sense that he chose a Tomas Høffding piece to play with. All in all, Bjørke reworked the song into a less ambient and more exuberant and purposeful track, sure to bring even the most uneducated electronic listeners into the folds of their universe.

Listen to “Daybreaker” (Kasper Bjørke remake), Here, via Soundcloud:

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