Remake Beats the Original


Austin Sanders’ full release of his remake of “Happier Than Ever” on YouTube features a blurry black-and-white photo of him and not much else. Sanders (ATSN) is a TikToker whose remake of Billie Eilish’s song “Happier Than Ever” went viral with over 20 million views. Screenshot of Sanders’ release.

Ranson Silva, Entertainment Review

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Tik Tok music creator Austin Sanders (ASTN) posted a snippet of a video of a remake to Billie Eilish’s song “Happier Than Ever” and people went crazy over it with 20.8 million views as well as 5.5 million likes. People demanded he release the full version so they could listen to it and he finally did a week later on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

After listening to both the original by Eilish and the remake by Sanders, the remake is better. This opinion might get people mad but that’s what I have to say about it.

As I was looking through the comments of the snippet video that ASTN  posted he was met with a lot of approval from famous Tik Tokers, even fellow musician Charlie Puth.

This song is a complete 180 from Eilish’s original; Eilish’s has a slow and deep pace while Sanders’ remake is more upbeat with an R&B tone. This is a good song to listen to if you want something fresh and “new” with a strong beat. 

I have been listening to ASTN for a couple of months now. His first song that I listened to was called “What’s it Gonna Take” and, ironically, I found it while scrolling through my For You Page (FYP) on Tik Tok. When I first heard it, I instantly fell in love with the song.

ASTN has a way with music. He always seems to find the right pace, tempo, beat, and instrument. Whenever his songs pop up on my Spotify playlist they calm me down and I vibe out.

If you want to find a new artist I would suggest ASTN because his music is enjoyable and it will put you into a good mood, especially if you like a good slow beat and want to vibe out.