Biggy

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  • This song is built around an electronic refrain originally laid down with Jono from Australian psychedelic/dance band Jagwar Ma. It was later recontextualised and slowed down to a crawl by producer Flood. "The original demo was pretty spastic compared to how it is now," drummer Stella Mozgawa told The Guardian. "It was probably like six times faster. But then it turned into something that became… I had a very sexual image when we were recording it. It had that quality to it."
  • Guitarist and co-vocalist Emily Kokal discussed the song's meaning with The Guardian. "That song, to me, is about the sensuality of love being life," she said. "I think that when you feel at odds with yourself or your surroundings, when life is difficult and oblique, it's when you're not surrendering to love. That's why people take drugs and that's why people take relationships. They do everything they can to experience that connectedness. This song was about getting inside my own private sexual experience and my love and talking about that feeling. If you want to talk about religion or God that's what I believe in."
  • Kokal told NME that this is a love song to herself. "Sometimes you need to take the reins and make that kind of experience for yourself," she said, "because that's your capacity to love, and for your love."

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