I knew I wanted to include Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” in my 4th of July playlist, but the original mix wasn’t quite cutting it (same thing happened with “Call Me Maybe,” which got traded out for the Coyote Kisses remix). In my quest to find a suitable replacement, I had to have sifted through every remix the internet has to offer before stumbling on this exquisite creation from Erifsaes.
Now, I kid you not, I can’t find a single piece of information on whoever Erifsaes is. I found the track on Tumblr of all places, but it appears he (or she) has deleted their SoundCloud since someone posted the remix, and the almighty Google is offering no further insight into the mysterious producer’s whereabouts or background.
What I do know is that Erifsaes remix of “National Anthem” was my favorite song of the 35 on Keep Calm and Be Free (not to mention my favorite remix of Lana Del Rey to date), and deserves to be heard and shared. It’s qualities are almost as mysterious as the figure who created them, concealing Lana’s innocent vocals in a fog of tinkering percussion and distorted synths that draw you in and never let go. If you’ve been compiling a Lana Del Remix album since Born To Die came out, look no further for your centerpiece.
UPDATE: Turns out Erifsaes backward spells SEASFIRE, a 4-piece indie/electronic band from the UK.
Lana Del Rey – National Anthem (SEASFIRE Remix)
And if you’re out there Erifsaes, I love you.