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BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson join forces for new single, “Sleeper”. Recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio Valentine Recording Studios on analog tape, “Sleeper” sees the lush vocals of Charlotte Day Wilson drift in and around a refreshing instrumental by BADBADNOTGOOD. The single gets a full digital release today via XL Recordings alongside artwork by fellow-Canadian creative, Mark Krzepis.
BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson first premiered “Sleeper” at the London festival, All Points East in August. After a rapturous response there, the alt-jazz ensemble and singer-songwriter reunited to tease the hotly-anticipated single to the sold-out crowd at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Friday, where they supported Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar. “Sleeper” is the latest collaboration between the Toronto-natives, a musical relationship that ignited in 2016 with the highly-praised “In Your Eyes” taken from BADBADNOTGOOD’s fourth studio album, IV. Since then, they have collaborated on live shows, including the viral NPR Tiny Desk, and on “I Can Only Whisper” for Day-Wilson’s 2021 debut album, ALPHA.
Speaking on “Sleeper” and working again with BADBADNOTGOOD, Charlotte Day Wilson says “Sleeper wrote itself…we were in the studio just messing around and the guys came up with the colorful instrumental while I freestyled the lyrics. The song portrays someone who chooses the path of least resistance and finds themselves in a lifeless, loveless relationship.”