Two talented Canadians team up for this self proclaimed “big pop song” which veers recklessly between a shamelessly cheesy chorus and warm, delightfully textured, steel-drum incorporating breakdown. You get the feeling though, that this is exactly what they were aiming for, and whatever the situation, Grimes‘ ethereal vocals are a pleasure to behold. Producer Blood Diamonds said this about the record:

We wanted to do a big pop song and wrote it in my bedroom in a night. I played the track later that week at a Blood Diamonds show with Claire as the secret guest. It was ridiculous. We wore LED glasses and projected the PS2 game “Rez” onto a mise-en-scène of “Twin Peaks”, whilst performing on a slippery stage due to the opening act (ice skaters on fake ice dancing to a David Lynch cover orchestra). Later that month, I reproduced “Phone Sex” with halo drums and we re-wrote the lyrics together. When Claire came over to work on those, I didn’t have my phone on me and she slept on my complex’s porch for half an hour, I still feel bad about it. The song was mixed down in Kansas City on a board which was also used onThriller (mostly did this for laughs).

The Phone Sex EP will be released 16th July in the UK and 24th July in the US, peep that tracklisting (Unicorn Kid remix!), and listen to the title track, below.

Phone Sex 12″ Tracklist:

01 Phone Sex [ft. Grimes]
02 Ritual
03 Phone Sex (Unicorn Kid remix)
04 Phone Sex (Jensen Sportag remix)