Almost a year later, though, a new single that fits so closely to this same description just feels disappointing. Yes, I've got the idea, now I want to hear them doing something new. There will be many who disagree, because "Touch You Gently" is a sweet and idiosyncratic track; no one does house versions of a lovers' slow jam quite like Art Department. Even so, news of a collaboration album with Deniz Kurtel sounds promising, because if they were to rest on their laurels like this for very much longer without shaking things up, people would start to lose interest. Enough people, anyway.
In contrast, Brennan Green's remix has much more of a sense of purpose, amplifying "Tell Me Why" into a big-room disco powerhouse. The ostinatos are overlaid for tension, the central lyric is ushered in by dramatic piano chords, and the kicks and toms land like punches. It has somewhat coarser aims than the A-side, but it's a clearer success.