Track Of The Day: deep tan – ‘deepfake’

With acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, Wonderland and BBC 6Music already under their belts, Hackney based trio deep tan have previously lured us in with last year’s immersive debut ‘Air’. Now, with new single ‘Deep Fake’, they’re set to get our hearts racing once again.

With sonic inspiration from the cold-wave side of post-punk, ‘deepfake’ reflects on the strange internet phenomenon, and the worryingly sexist ways it is used in society. Oozing an eerily captivating splendour, pounding bass-lines underscore the twinkling twang of hypnotic hooks as the illustrious, swooning vocals flow. A swirling, alluring soundscape exuding a unique, dark majesty that’ll bewitch the ears on first listen. Of the track, the band explain:

The song is a comment on consent. When deepfakes first emerged, they were considered a real political threat. However, they’re mainly used to degrade women. A report by Deeptrace Labs found that 96% of deepfakes online involve simulating porn of female celebrities (without their consent). This song is a comment on this strange internet subculture.”

Listen to ‘deepfake’ now:

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Mélia Beaudoin

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