Tegan and Sara are no strangers to movie soundtracks. The duo previously recorded the Oscar-nominated “Everything Is Awesome!!!” for “The Lego Movie” and now, have a killer synth pop song, “Fade Out,” for the indie film “The Intervention.” The sisters released the music video for their latest track, which features behind-the-scenes footage and bloopers from the upcoming drama.
The movie is directed and written by Clea DuVall and stars DuVall, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Jason Ritter, Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat and Cobie Smulders. The film, which premiered at Sundance this past January, follows three couples who hatch a plan to tell two good friends that they should get a divorce.
Sara Quinn already had “Fade Out” written, but according to Rolling Stone, adjusted the lyrics to fit the movie.
“I played a rough idea of it for Clea and she really liked it,” she told the publication. “So I tried to imagine Melanie Lynskey’s character and the misguided attempt to fix other people’s lives when she herself was headed for a fadeout in her own relationship and rewrote the lyrics.”
“‘Fade Out’ captures the emotional complexity of the film,” DuVall stated. “I love the duality of the dreamy melody with the somewhat bittersweet lyrics. When Sara first played me the finished song, all of my anxiety disappeared. The more I hear it, the more I fall in love with it.”
“Music video tie-ins with movies are not an easy thing to do,” she added. “My goal with the film was to create something audiences felt included in – the video became an opportunity to expand on that idea. The woman who edited the film with me and I tried to create a video that we hope makes people feel like they were there while we were filming.”
Watch the video for “Fade Out” below. “The Intervention” arrives in theaters on August 26.