Published Aug 03, 2012We recently told you about Baltimore electro-acoustic musician Dan Deacon's remix of Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous hit "Call Me Maybe." Dubbed "Call me Maybe Acapella 147 Times Exponentially Layered," Deacon's version does just that.
"It's the whole song a cappella just layered on top of itself 147 times," Deacon tells Exclaim! in a recent interview, "because that's when my CPU started to squish out on me."
Deacon admits that he didn't even want to do the remix in the first place, but was pressured into it by a friend collecting cover versions of the song for an online compilation.
"I was online doing emails and I had to make a phone call, but my phone was dead so I was just killing time waiting to make this conference call and he was blasting me on Facebook IM, 'Do it, come on!' It went quick. You can hear the process very easily. It's not meant to be disguised."
Then as he says, "The Internet took over.
"It was never meant to be social commentary. I just wanted to see if I could do it in five minutes. The best thing was it got posted on Huffington Post and one guys was complaining 'It sounds like it was made in five minutes.'"
However, chances are Deacon's upcoming America album won't be met with the same criticism when it drops August 28 via Domino. Or at least we hope.
Stay tuned for more of Exclaim!'s Dan Deacon interview, and for now, revisit his "Call Me Maybe" remix below and check out all his upcoming North American dates here.