Norwegian performance band The Hungry Hearts had one of the most memorable songs from 2016’s national final season. And now their fan favourite track “Laika” has been given five stonking remixes by Swedish producer SoundFactory.
The newly released Sound Factory Remixes EP offers five different versions of “Laika”, the Hungry Hearts’ tale of ill-fated lesbian love and a the pioneering Russian space dog.
While the original version of “Laika” proved a hit at the Euroclub and the #wiwijam, the remixes make the song even more of a dance-floor filler, ensuring it will be a Euroclub hit for many years to come.
The Hungry Hears and SoundFactory have also released the Orlando Mix of “Laika”, dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Orlando tragedy. The song features the altered lines “Streets of Orlando with my girlfriend, streets of Orlando with my boyfriend”, with the Hungry Hearts joined by male singers.
The group debuted this version during Oslo Pride, where they performed it at the Canadian Embassy’s Pride Garden Party.
The Hungry Hearts recently performed at Stockholm Pride, and their Instagram account reveals selfies with many of the ESC stars who also performed at the event, including Hovi Star and Barei.