Tegan And Sara – Closer (Yeasayer Remix) (Sire single, 2013)

Tegan And Sara 'Closer (Remixes)' download artwork

Closer (Remixes) single | Sire | 2013

Yeasayer remixed ‘Closer’ by Calgary’s identical twins Tegan and Sara Quin. The result is a frantic, jerking sprawl of electro beats and buzzing synths that seem to be operating on the very edge of control while retaining a hypnotic, human quality. Tegan and Sara offer a delicate, warm and sensual delivery, full of yearning, desire, Eighties New Wave vocal reminiscences and sweet harmonies. Yeasayer’s approach to reconstructing and redeveloping the track’s music offsets that longing with a more desperate, needful edge, like a horny malfunctioning robot with its circuits focussed on one singular deviant goal.

First posted 2013; re-posted 2014.

(c) 2014 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence

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