It's a longshot, but I'm sure I heard a different version of this, maybe a cover at some point which was much slower with sadder vocals, maybe higher pitched too, a little haunting. If anybody knows what I'm talking about please let me know! I've looked everywhere for it and I think I may have imagined it.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the rhythmic layering and complexity to this song in all its glory - but all the same, just for a different perspective, I wish someone would do a Dan Deacon-style ground-up reimagining and strip it down a little bit. Hard to believe no one has remixed this one yet; perhaps they're just intimidated!
He blew all my expectations to pieces with this song. I was paralyzed during that first listen. I texted my friend 'this is exactly what i have been waiting for and wanting from him and i never knew it.'