Tycho and Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard Share New Song “Only Love”: Listen – Pitchfork

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Tycho and Benjamin Gibbard have linked up for a new song, “Only Love.” Listen to it below. The new collaboration marks the Death Cab for Cutie frontman’s first time working with an electronic musician since the Postal Service was active. Check out the visualizer, designed by Tycho, below.

“Only Love” was born of an invitation from Gibbard to remix Death Cab’s 2015 single, “The Ghosts of Beverly Hills,” according to a press release. In a statement, Tycho said of the new single:

I had been a fan of Ben’s work for a long time when, in 2016, I had the chance to do a remix for Death Cab for Cutie’s track “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive.” Ben’s voice was a very inspiring element to work with from a production standpoint, I felt it really meshed well with the kinds of sounds and instrumentation I gravitate towards. “Only Love” started life as an instrumental, but something was missing. I sent a rough demo to Ben and he recorded some vocals over it. The first time I heard the rough vocals the whole song suddenly made sense and the arrangement flowed out of that. After my early experimentations with vocals on Weather this felt like a great opportunity to put everything I had learned during that process into practice. It was certainly an honor to be able to work with such an iconic voice.

Last year, Benjamin Gibbard revived the Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” in honor of the United States Postal Service. He more recently designed a signature guitar for Fender.

Tycho released his newest album Simulcast last March, an instrumental counterpart to 2019’s Weather.

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