First premiered by our friends over at Mixmag, Troxler’s remix recasts the plaintive dancefloor ballad as an arpeggiated house number in the vein of Frankie Knuckles’ best work. Though thoroughly reworking the song’s skeletal structure, Troxler smartly keep the focus on Grant’s personal, melancholy lyrics, which revolve around his experiences contracting HIV.
The original mix of I Try To Talk To You comes from Hercules & Love Affair’s forthcoming LP, The Feast Of The Broken Heart, out May 26 via Moshi Moshi and Big Beat. Stream the album in full through Pitchfork Advance, then pre-order a copy on iTunes. And be sure to check out the video for I Try To Talk To You below, which beautifully illustrates the pain and the passion of a lover’s quarrel through dance: