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Matthew Dear recruits Tegan and Sara for this week’s free download

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This week’s download comes from producer, Matthew Dear.  He has teamed up with Tegan and Sara for a new single called “Bad Ones.”  You have seven days to download this track.

Buoyant and blithe, “Bad Ones” presents flirtation as mischief and honesty as power. Lyrics convey the paralysis of insecurity and, as Sara puts it, “the relief in finding someone who loves the more complicated parts of you.”

The creative relationship between the Quin sisters and Dear began in 2013, when they expressed mutual admiration by email. This led to connecting for a remix project as well as a joint cover of Tears For Fears’ 1983 new wave classic Pale Shelter. Recently, when settling into new recordings, Dear happened upon a loop that brought the duo to mind. Within a day Tegan and Sara sent back a verse and chorus. “The process was open and free,” adds Dear, who for the next month evolved the song from demo to fully-fledged composition. “Often times, we need to get out of our own way to let the magic happen, and this song is a bold reminder of that.”

Download the song below.