Premiering on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe today (May 26), the track includes a rap verse from Curry that didn’t appear on the original. Listen to the remix of ‘Painkiller’ below:
Curry’s remix of ‘Painkiller’ will in turn receive the remix treatment by Mr. Carmack, Taka Perry and Young Franco. The remix pack will be released June 5.
‘Painkiller’ is off Ruel’s second EP, ‘Free Time’, released in September, and was the first single to be shared in the lead up to the record.
“We met Ruel a few years ago at Groovin The Moo,” the band said earlier this year.
“He joined us on stage for an impromptu collab. We immediately knew we had to write a song together. The stars didn’t align until a year later, but we made up for lost time and wrote ‘Down For You.’”
Alongside a handful of original releases, Ruel recently shared a cover of Harry Styles’ track ‘She’. The cover debuted in February at a Sydney bushfire relief concert but was professionally recorded while Ruel was in Indonesia and subsequently released in March.
Ruel was recently forced to push back the Asia leg of his ‘Free World’ tour from February to September.