Have you ever been listening to a song and suddenly thought: "It would be cool if there were no drums in this part" or "This would sound cool with strings" – or actually, imagined any slight or major alteration to the track? Almost as if you could remix it whilst you listened to it? I know I have.

Music can be a really personal thing. Although it's totally universal in essence – you don't need language to appreciate a decent melody, catchy hook, or a danceable beat – it is really personal. It's one of the only things that sparks memories as much as it fires the imagination, both roaring into life when you hear a familiar chord, or the opening bars of a track you've never even heard before. Music is mad personal.

I guess that's why sometimes we imagine different versions of songs when we listen to them; and that's why remixes and edits and flips and covers exist. Well, a little earlier this month, Ella Eyre teamed up with composer David Arnold to re-score and basically cover Bastille's quite well-known 'Pompeii'. The arrangement is new, Ella's vocals are fresh and soulful, the beat – so present in the original – is now understated. This was the background for the Bose Urban Conductor experience.

You know I was saying about wanting to almost live remix a song? Well, Ella and David's version of 'Pompeii' was the song you could tinker with at the this unique event, taking place in London (where Ella herself took to the stage for a select group of fans) and Manchester. Donning Bose SoundTrue™ headphones, consumers made their own versions of the track and shared them on social media. Take the beat out, you get a more chilled sound; leave the beat but take out the strings, you got a minimalist vibe.

I literally would have loved to have gone and played around with a little mixing desk. When is the next one, please? But anyway you've read all these words about it – it makes more sense when you watch what actually went on below.