Mayer's long been a sucker for moody, forlorn male vocals, such as Jeppe Kjellberg's here, around which he can build dark, dreamy synth chords and a hard, patient thump. That's basically what both versions here are, but it's the A-side by Tale of Us—Italian producers Karm and Matteo Milleri, who also had a standout remix on Life and Death's previous EP, Thugfucker's Disco Gnome—that really puts the mind toward what future volumes of Immer might have in store. It's a simple pastiche, but a smart one that never drops its guard for a second.
Needless to say, the above description of Tale of Us's mix could apply to Mayer's own as well. Only Mayer's version takes more time to rev up; it glides more but also feels a touch more hesitant, or maybe deliberate. The low "ahh" that punctuates the verses is turned into a kind of mile marker, and as Mayer gradually builds the arrangement up. He doesn't go for fireworks—more like a bonfire that keeps glowing on its own.