The cinematic song was originally meant for the Quin sisters’ recent album.
Tegan and Sara won’t let up on the magical synth-pop rollout campaign. They’ve released a number of new projects from their recent LP, Love You to Death, but the Quin sisters have a finger in every pot. They shared two-minutes of a new song titled “Fade Out,” the main soundtrack song for indie film The Intervention.
The track was originally meant for their record, but after a few discussions with the film’s director, felt it was too cinematic.
“I played a rough idea of it for Clea [DuVall, filmmaker, actress] and she really liked it,” she tells Rolling Stone. “So I tried to imagine Melanie Lynskey’s character and the misguided attempt to fix other people’s lives when she herself was headed for a fadeout in her own relationship and rewrote the lyrics.” The sisters cut it in a quick session they had to end early because Tegan had a severe allergic reaction and needed to go to an urgent-care clinic. “We were hoping we’d recorded enough for the engineer to work with,” Sara says.
She added: “I love the duality of the dreamy melody with the somewhat bittersweet lyrics. When Sara first played me the finished song, all of my anxiety disappeared. The more I hear it, the more I fall in love with it.”
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