Last year Melbourne-based musician Tom Lee-Richards captured my heart with his single “Madness.” He’s now reinvented this track, dubbing it “What Could Otherwise Be Had.”

The lyrics that originally drew me in remain intact, but the treatment is so strikingly different. Working with Tony Espie (The Avalanches), Tom has laid down a live acapella loop with retro synths and quirky mouth-percussion.

Take a listen to this, then check out my original post to see where the song started its journey. It’s so exciting to see Tom evolving as an artist, so I can’t wait to see what’s to come with his debut EP drops later this year.