To put it bluntly, taking on a classic song like Haddaway’s “What is Love” is a bold move. To attempt such a feat you need equal parts vision, creativity, and delusion. To leave your mark on a song with such a rich history one needs to reinvent the song from the ground up, paying homage with familiar lyrical content while introducing a new musical element uniquely yours. BATTS has done just this and then some with their “What is Love” reprise.
Breathing new life into the classic with intelligent composition and careful thought given to space and atmospherics, BATTS have a smash hit on their hands. I can’t sing the track’s praises enough.
BATTS is an electronic duo in the truest sense. Not only do they embrace a progressive XX style of music that puts tech at the forefront of their sound, but they met via SoundCloud. With Tanya Batt living in Australia and Alisdair Mason living in the UK, they send sound bites across the internet, carefully crafting each track much like Postal Service did back in the day.