SebastiAn Teams Up With the xx’s Oliver Sim for New Song ‘Twin’

    SebastiAn has shared the new song ‘Twin’, a collaboration with the xx’s Oliver Sim. The song is featured on the soundtrack to Eduardo Salier’s new film Tropic, which is out in cinemas today. Listen below.

    “The human encounter and the work with director Edouard Salier were one and the same for me,” SebastiAn said in a press release.” I felt a strong coherence between what drove him and what he did. We immediately agreed on cinematographic references and musical tastes, giving easy access to the intentions and musical direction we were going to give to the film. They were taken instinctively, as if they flowed from an inner logic.”

    “The musical translation of what we could experience, from the subject to the general atmosphere all spoke to me,” he continued. “In this sense, the intersections between the synthetic elements (the coldness of technology, the dystopia, the severity of what life imposes on the characters), and the organic elements like strings (the human, the bonds and emotional twists to which the two brothers are subjected) crossed and formed a dialogue with the image that worked as well as the one we had with each other in life.”

    Oliver Sim added: “My love for film has always felt closely linked to my love of music. Whenever I start a song I usually have a fictional movie playing in my head that I’m trying to soundtrack. So being asked to work on a song with Sebastian for a real film felt like an exciting challenge. Tropic is a beautiful film that speaks to so many of the things I love and feel connect to. Science Fiction, family, love, beautiful boys and a vulnerable monster. So writing for this pre existing story with its themes, characters, beautiful imagery and the incredible soundscape Sebastian had created. It both came easy and was a genuine pleasure.”

    Last month, SebastiAn teamed up with London Grammar for the track ‘Dancing by Night’. Oliver Sim’s debut solo LP, Hideous Bastard, came out last year.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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