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France’s Amir joins OneRepublic for new remix of latest single ‘No Vacancy’

A few weeks ago, American pop-rock band OneRepublic released a brand new single No Vacancy. Produced by lead singer Ryan Tedder and Norwegian duo Stargate, the dancehall-inspired summer anthem marked a change in OneRepublic’s release strategies. Therefore, instead of going through typical album cycles, the band will release a new song, or remix of a song, whenever its ready. Sometimes every month, sometimes every week!

A French language remix featuring Amir!

Last week, this first remix of No Vacancy was released featuring Colombian singer Sebastián Yatra. Now, it is time for remix number two featuring none other than French Eurovision star from last year… Amir! After finishing 6th in Stockholm last year, J’ai cherché and his follow-up single On dirait became major hits in France. Amir’s successful post-Eurovision launch was no doubt instrumental in Alma’s selection this year.

Indeed, this collaboration is surely a dream come true for Amir as back in 2014, he performed a cover of OneRepublic’s Counting Stars on The Voice France!

This year’s French summer anthem

Amir and the record labels involved have been teasing the release of the new version of No Vacancy all week via Twitter. Furthermore, it is expected to immediately impact French radio upon its release tomorrow.

Released at midnight tonight!

The Amir remix of No Vacancy is being released worldwide at midnight tonight whichever time zone you are in. That means for some of you, such as Australians and New Zealanders, it will already be available to stream and download at all of your favourites digital stores. Meanwhile, the rest of us can listen to the original version below. Of course, when the remix becomes available in Europe later tonight, we’ll edit in the remix!

Update: We’ve now edited in the remix link below, take a listen!

What do you think of the Amir remix of No Vacancy? In addition, do you think it’s a certain French chart smash this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and via our social media channels @ESCXTRA!

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Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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