Subways

Album: Wildflower (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This is based around a vocal sample of then-12-year-old singer Chandra's 1980 track of the same name. The Avalanches' Robbie Chater explained to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "We came across her EP, called The Transportation EP, made in 1980 and it's this crazy no wave post-punk random music... It must be very strange for her today to hear her 12-year-old self, sampled in another dimension exploded around in space and time, coming back out through the radio again."
  • Chandra had not heard of the Avalanches until they approached her in early 2014 for permission to sample the track, but has since become a fan of their work.
  • Created by French illustrators Mrzyk & Moriceau, the video takes us on an animated trip through New York's underground train service.

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