Earlier this week, Cub Sport had announced a remix of the track was on the horizon on Instagram, tagging both Mallrat and Northeast Party House.
“Break Me Down (with Mallrat) has made a lot of people cry and now it’s time to make them dance at the same time thanks to party-pop perfectionists Northeast Party House,” lead singer and songwriter Tim Nelson said of the track in a press statement.
Listen to the remix below:
The original version of ‘Break Me Down’ arrived back in July alongside the rest of ‘Like Nirvana’. It’s not the first time the band have collaborated with Mallrat – the fellow Brisbanite featured on ‘Video’ from Cub Sport’s self-titled 2019 album.
In a five-star review of ‘Like Nirvana’, NME called the album “an unflinching document of trauma and growth” that saw Nelson “building his own church where queer love, begetting self-love, is something sacred and unassailable.”
“Stadium-sized glory might be painfully out of reach right now, for reasons beyond their control – but on ‘Like Nirvana’, Cub Sport make a compelling case for post-pandemic superstardom.”
Over the weekend, Cub Sport premiered a full live album performance of ‘Like Nirvana’ on their YouTube channel. Nelson commented ahead of its premiere that performing the album live felt “like magic”.
“When we shot this performance, I could feel that connectedness, that ‘in the zone’ feeling from shows that I’d been missing so much. I’m excited for viewers to experience that feeling too,” they said.