Skrillex released an official remixed version of the tune as a Christmas gift for fans over the 2015 holiday. The death of his mother earlier in the year proved to be inspirational for the more introspective reworked version. "'Stranger' kind of fell on the backburner for a while, and obviously this song was older so I just felt like I should rework it," Skrillex explained to The Creators Project
. "This was actually only like a month ago. (I thought) why don't I just flip the song into something else so it doesn't feel irrelevant?"