Track of the Day: Jewel – “Two Hearts Breaking (Timothy Allan & Mark Loverush Remix)”
Every few months I go on a Jewel binge by taking a step back from my usual pop interests and immersing myself in her raw lyrics that make me emotional. 2013 started off really well with Jewel releasing a greatest hits album that featured duets with Kelly Clarkson and the Pistol Annies. Included in the celebratory album was “Two Hearts Breaking”, a new song that spoke about the dark side of love. Love isn’t easy, and Jewel clarified what the sound of heartbreak was (We’re the crash, the burn, the dream that turns from ecstasy to aching). A few months after the album’s release came my favorite release from the year — The Greatest Hits Remixed. Okay, so you won’t hear her iconic “Hands” or “You Were Meant For Me” on the dance floor anytime soon, but the remix album is a solid collection. “Foolish Games” was updated for the clubs along with “Standing Still“, and reintroduced to the world was Markus Schulz’s remix of “Stand”, a song that still connects to the world ten years after its release.
My favorite track from the compilation album had four equally amazing remixes; “Two Hearts Breaking” being remixed by Bimbo Jones, DJ Laszlo, Andi Durrant & Steve More, and lastly Timothy Allan & Mark Loverush. Turning a pop-folk song into a dance track is surprisingly easy, given that Jewel has a few #1 dance hits under her belt. Certain sections of the remix make me feel as if I’m emerging from being underwater for so long and onto the dance floor where you can feel the heartbreak vibrating. I love Jewel; she has this knack of capturing raw emotion and turning it into meaningful words with folk music and dance music (sorry Avicii, only Jewel can blend folk and dance, and get away with it).
Enjoy the heartfelt remix as well as a tweet about my Jewel binge in which she herself responded to with humor.
— Jewel (@jeweljk) July 4, 2013