Supersymmetry

Album: Reflektor (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This epic synth-driven meditation on mortality is a duet between vocalist Win Butler and his wife, Régine Chassagne. It reaches its peak with the help of strings from old collaborators Owen Pallet and former bandmate Sarah Neufeld. Bassist Tim Kingsbury told The Sun that the band had let the tune go by the wayside, but producer James Murphy persuaded them to complete it. "It was this super loose, open jam, a drifting electronic song, but he said we had to keep it on the record," he said.
  • This was originally written for the Spike Jonze film Her, but was reworked for Reflektor. A variation of the song can be heard weaving in and out of the track, "Morning Talk/Supersymmetry," on the Her score.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Billy Gould of Faith No More

Billy Gould of Faith No MoreSongwriter Interviews

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.

Bible Lyrics

Bible LyricsMusic Quiz

Rockers, rappers and pop stars have been known to quote the Bible in their songs. See if you match the artist to the biblical lyric.

Peter Lord

Peter LordSongwriter Interviews

You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)Songwriter Interviews

Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.

Phone Booth Songs

Phone Booth SongsSong Writing

Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.

Mac Powell of Third Day

Mac Powell of Third DaySongwriter Interviews

The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.