Toronto natives BadBadNotGood and Charlotte Day Wilson have reunited for a new single called “Sleeper.” Wilson and the instrumental group first played the song live during a performance at London festival All Points East back in August. They reconvened at Los Angeles’ Valentine Recording Studios to track “Sleeper” on analog tape. Check out the new song below (via XL).
“‘Sleeper’ wrote itself,” Wilson said of the new track in press materials. “We were in the studio just messing around and the guys came up with the colorful instrumental while I freestyled the lyrics. The song portrays someone who chooses the path of least resistance and finds themselves in a lifeless, loveless relationship.”
Wilson and BadBadNotGood first collaborated on the 2016 track “In Your Eyes,” which appears on BadBadNotGood’s fourth studio album, IV. In 2021, the group played on “I Can Only Whisper” from Wilson’s debut LP, Alpha. They have also teamed up during multiple live performances in recent years, including a 2017 “Tiny Desk Concert” for NPR.