Every day, we hear a lot of covers of classic hits. But it’s not every day that we hear one that totally blows us away. Welsh producer Tudor, with the help of singer Caroline Byrne, breaths new life into Angie Stone’s song “Wish I Didn’t Miss You,” while maintaining its soulful core.
Tudor was introduced to Angie Stone’s classic as a child attending family gatherings, where he was struck by the pure “emotional force of the chorus.” His remake is an homage to the memory of his family members “drunk, dancing, and singing along to every word.”
We can confirm that he accurately captures the emotional heart of the R&B original, while reconstructing it for the dancefloor. Tudor’s icy notes of synth are the perfect vehicle for Byrne’s confident, piecing voice as they establish a mood of longing and desire leading up to the chorus. On the drop, Tudor transforms the track into a deep, melodic house production, with dark undercurrents of bass.
Below, Tudor tells us how this collaboration was created:
“Caroline Byrne’s vocals brought this song to life more than I thought possible, and in all honesty I wouldn’t have even attempted remaking this song without her. We’ve gone back and forth on this record, on and off for almost 2 years. With me in Stockholm and her in New York, there have been countless zoom sessions ranging from early morning to the depths of night to get this song into the place you hear it today. We’re both super proud and humbled the original writers gave this version the green light, and now we’re ready for the world to hear it.”
Make sure to give it a listen below. Enjoy!