The singer-songwriter born Marina Diamandis (and formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds) had previously released a stripped-down version of the single, as well as a remix by electronic pop trio MUNA.
Empress Of, aka Lorely Rodriguez, produced the latest remix, bookending the track with a Spanish ad lib (“The woman thinks, she’s strong,” goes the snippet of dialogue) and enhancing the song with ethereal rhythms. On the other hand, Vittar—who has collaborated with Charli XCX, Major Lazer and Anitta, to name a few—takes over vocals for the second verse.
In an interview with Paper, Marina said she approached Empress Of and Vittar as “they’re artists who my fans listen to,” and both artists have an experimental side that complement the “weird” side of her upcoming album.
“My albums differ quite a lot from record to record, and sometimes I write them completely on my own, and other times I collaborate heavily and I do more pop-leaning records, but this next one is not that. It’s a weird record,” Marina explained. “So having artists who are experimental and get that side or have that side in their own music means that it made sense to ask them if they wanted to remix, as well.”
Marina’s upcoming album will be the follow-up to 2019’s Love + Fear. That two-part project was the Welsh pop artist’s first release under the mononym MARINA.
Stream the Empress Of and Pablo Vittar remix of “Man’s World” here: