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Listen: Big Black Delta – “RCVR” (Feat. Debbie Gibson)

Tragame TierraDue Out Early 2016

Oct 01, 2015 Big Black Delta Bookmark and Share


Big Black Delta has shared a new song and surprisingly it’s a duet with ‘80s teen pop icon Debbie Gibson. Big Black Delta is the project of Jonathan Bates (formerly of Mellowdrone and also in M83’s live band). Bates was inspired by Gibson’s 1987 hit “Only In My Dreams” and reached out to the singer about dueting on one of his songs. To his surprise, she said yes, and the result is “RCVR,” which you can stream below via Stereogum, who premiered it.

Bates says the song is about a relationship coming to an end. Musically he described it to Stereogum as such: “Mix in some Wendy Carlos, Paganini, and modern gospel drumming and we ended up with the song ‘RCVR.’” The song is taken from Big Black Delta’s forthcoming new album, Tragame Tierra, which is due out in early 2016. You can help Bates out and support Big Black Delta via their Pledge Music page.

Check out the song below. Also read our 2012 and 2013 interviews with Bates about Big Black Delta.



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