The first collaborative track to be released from Bibio’s ‘A Mineral Love’ out 1 April, ‘The Way You Talk (feat. Gotye)’ is a nod to his love for 80s ballads, with the accessibility of pop music but stripped back to something more experimental.
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It follows ‘Petals’, ‘Feeling’ and ‘Town & Country’ and is now also available to download with pre-orders of the album,
“A few years ago I had been playing around with this chord sequence that I came up with when playing my Wurlitzer electric piano. I became quite addicted to the sequence and slowly developed it over time. As it got more fleshed out and more nuanced, I started to hear potential in it as the foundation of a song. The line ‘But there's something about the way you talk’ just came out one day while I was playing the piano. I played around with the context of that line and added more lyrics bit by bit, omitting some along the way. The emotional nature of the track and the way I played the piano part seemed to lend itself to an 80s ballad type sound, something I have a bit of a soft spot for.
I did several versions of this track and when it became more developed, I started to imagine a different voice on it. Gotye specifically came to mind because that familiarity I talked about earlier felt like a good match for the track, I just imagined his voice working with the vibe of the track. I contacted him and he was keen to get involved, so I sent him the lyrics, instrumental and my vocal demo and he sent back his vocal parts, not just copying my vocals exactly, he added his own thing, his own nuances, which I loved instantly.”