Today, Deftones release “Teenager” (Robert Smith Remix). It’s the third single and final instant grat to be shared from Black Stallion—the companion disc of remixes and reimaginations to the landmark White Pony. Marking the 20th anniversary of the latter, the reissue White Pony / Black Stallion finally lands next Friday, December 11th 2020.
The Cure frontman blesses the ethereal “Teenager” with a beautifully minimalist approach, adding his inimitable touch to the White Pony dreamscape. It fulfils the promise of this bucket list collaboration for fans and extends the longstanding admiration and mutual respect between Smith and Deftones. He notably invited the band to perform at The Cure’s 2019 Pasadena Daydream Festival, as well as his Meltdown Festival takeover at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 2018, while Deftones famously paid tribute to The Cure with an immersive cover of “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” captured for the 2004 MTV Icon: The Cure, and included the track on B-Sides & Rarities a year later.
Listen to “Teenager” (Robert Smith Remix) – BELOW:
Deftones opened up the world of Black Stallion with Purity Ring’s reimagining of “Knife Prty” before unleashing “Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix) last month. Directed by Aaron Hymes, the music video for “Passenger” made its debut at the virtual Adult Swim Festival, while the song attracted critical praise from UPROXX who called it “a resounding remix.” A diverse and dynamic pastiche of sounds befitting of White Pony’s myth and legacy, the anxiously awaited collection also consists of remixes and reimaginations from DJ Shadow, Phantogram, Squarepusher, Clams Casino, Salva, Blanck Mass, and more.
Deftones continue a banner 2020. In September, they unleashed Ohms to widespread acclaim, including a 5-star review in NME that proclaimed the band “as thrilling—and as emotional—as they have ever sounded.” The album vaulted into the Billboard Top 200 at No. 5, cementing it as Deftones’ fourth Top 5 debut and sixth Top 10 entry. Closing out the year, Revolver exalted Ohms as #1 on its “25 Best albums of 2020.” Black Stallion arrives December 11th.
BLACK STALLION TRACKLIST:
1. Feiticeira (Clams Casino remix)
2. Digital Bath (DJ Shadow remix)
3. Elite (Blanck Mass remix)
4. Rx Queen (Salva remix)
5. Street Carp (Phantogram remix)
6. Teenager (Robert Smith remix)
7. Knife Prty (Purity Ring remix)
8. Korea (Trevor Jackson remix)
9. Passenger (Mike Shinoda remix)
10. Change (In the House of Flies) (Tourist remix)
11. Pink Maggit (Squarepusher remix