Don McLean releases 'American Pie' remix

Don McLean releases 'American Pie' remix

Don McLean has released a remix of his hit, 'American Pie'. 

Don McLean YouTube screenshot
Don McLean/ YouTube screenshot

Don McLean has new music out. 

It is a remix of his hit single, 'American Pie', and features Australian electronic dance music phenomenon, L’Tric.

The news was announced by Universal Music. The new remix was released by UMe/Capitol©. 

According to Universal, Don was personally involved in the making of the remix.

It describes the single in the following way: 'It layers McLean‘s instantly recognizable vocals above glossy percussive dancefloor-ready production. The immortal refrain rings out as powerfully and poignantly as ever over the pulsating beat and shimmering keys.'

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The American singer-songwriter and guitarist released 'American Pie' in 1971 on the album of the same name. 

'American Pie' continues to be a hugely popular song, even decades after its release. 

It has topped the Billboard chart and has been covered by artists such as Garth Brooks, Madonna, and Jon Bon Jovi. 

According to Forbes, the song was written as a reflection of what was happening in America during the 1960s with the assassinations of the Kennedys, Martin Luther King, Jr, and the Vietnam War.

However, when it comes to the true meaning of the lyrics, the artist prefers to keep it to himself. 

“It was too hard in an interview to explain the subtlety of what I was trying to say. So, I would say, ‘Look I really don’t talk about the lyrics. And that’s all I would say. Because it would require a set-up such as this movie makes, for me to then come in and talk about how I lived through this,” he told Forbes. 

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