- 25 Jun 20
The track comes from the twins’ upcoming album, This Ascension is Ours.
Indie duo Song Sung released a track titled ‘The Mind’s Eye’ today.
The track is the latest single off Song Sung’s debut LP, This Ascension is Ours, which is set to come out on July 31.
Song Sung consists of Georgina and Una McGeough—two twin sisters. After growing up in Monaghan and moving to New York, the pair caught the attention of leading electronic musician David Holmes, who produced their upcoming album.
At more than five and a half minutes long,‘The Mind’s Eye’ is as strange and atmospheric as the film scores for which Holmes is known. Song Sung cloak the track’s pulsating synths and dramatic melody in a fog of reverb, creating a sound somewhere between Slowdive and Caroline Polachek.
In the single’s cover art, overlaid black-and-white photos of the twins blur together. So too on the track, where Holmes’s dreamy production blurs the twins' voices into one supernatural organism.
Song Sung take strength from this unity. In a press release, they said “this song wrestles with doubt, but is fought with hope. (...) We can fall down together, but in defiance, we will stand up forever.”
Collective determination has been a theme of the twins’ careers so far. The two went to Belfast School of Art together, then moved to a shared apartment in the East Village as they pursued careers in the New York art world.
Their first apartment in New York was directly above the DJ booth of a bar—a situation that would make many look for a new lease. But this nuisance became a source of inspiration for the twins: Georgina says they “started making melodies over the bass of the tracks coming through the floor from the bar below.”