Release Date: July 21, 2023
Key: F Minor
Cool With You is a song from NewJeans’ second EP Get Up. It’s embedded deeply in the Garage sub-genre of House music, specifically the U.K. variant.
I immediately had two ideas for a remix when I heard this song. The first was to stick close to the original genre and add my twist to spice the track up. The second idea was to turn Cool With You into an R&B track. I executed that first as it would be the more challenging of the two projects.
After listening to the original version numerous times, I picked up on the mood of the chord progression and lyrics and decided to go toward a “Quiet Storm” track style. For those unfamiliar with the term, “Quiet Storm” refers to a radio format where stations played smooth, romantic and soulful slow songs (usually) during the late-night hours.
To be completely transparent, I was trying to see if I could turn a NewJeans song into something that could fit within one’s bedroom boom playlist. I was surprised at how well Cool With You fits with the context of an R&B ballad. So I guess the mission was accomplished.
But I find it hard to believe that anyone would be doing the horizontal mamba to an R&B version of a NewJeans song, but I could be wrong.