Tegan and Sara join Matthew Dear on new song ‘Bad Ones’

Following up to his previously released single ‘Modafinil Blues’, Matthew Dear shares today a collaborative track with Canadian indie pop band Tegan and Sara. Listen to ‘Bad Ones’ below.

It looks like producer and DJ Matthew Dear might have a full album on the way as ‘Bad Ones’ is already the second single that he released this year. It’s not the first time that Dear and Tegan and Sara join forces as they previously collaborated on a cover of Tears For Fears in 2013 and Dear also remixed ‘I was a fool’ for the pop duo.

About this new collaboration, Sara Quin wrote in a statement:

I heard the piece of music Matthew sent through while driving to get a haircut in West Hollywood. I always feel like an interloper on that side of town and the phrase ‘freaking out and paralyzed’ was suddenly looping in my head. I couldn’t stop thinking about how finding someone who loves the more complicated parts of you is a relief, especially when they’re not turned off by your socially awkward insecurities or tendencies to retreat inward. Matthew’s music has always been my go-to for late-night bus rides in headphones and I still geek out that we made this together!

Matthew Dear also gave some details about ‘Bad Ones’:

I have been a fan of Tegan and Sara since first hearing ‘Walking With A Ghost’. My interest was greater piqued with their album Heartthrob. I sent a message that I loved it to find out they were fans of mine. This led to a remix and a collaboration on a Tears For Fears cover in 2013. The connection was made, and we discussed future collaborations. When working on new songs I had them in mind. I had a loop for ‘Bad Ones’ and thought they’d be great on it. Tegan and Sara eagerly accepted the challenge to write more, so I sent it over. Practically overnight, they returned with the verse and the chorus, written from scratch over my loop. I spent the next month working on it, turning a demo into a full-fledged song. Working with Tegan and Sara reminds me the best songs are born from an open and free process. Often times, we need to get out of our own way to let the magic happen, and this song is a bold reminder of that.

Matthew Dear‘s collaboration with Tegan and Sara, ‘Bad Ones’, is available now via Ghostly International. Stream it below!

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