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TYCHO & Benjamin Gibbard

Austin-based producer, DJ, pianist and activist LP Giobbi remixes single "Only Love" out now via Mom + Pop / Ninja Tune.

Tycho and Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie & The Postal Service recently shared a landmark new collaboration with single “Only Love”. Now, the circle of collaboration is extended further as Austin-based producer, DJ, pianist and activist LP Giobbi adds her piano loops and high-energy beats to the mix.

LP Giobbi has become one of electronic music’s fastest-rising stars. Considering herself “a one-woman jam band. Speaking on the remix, she comments:

"Tycho is such an inspiring mix of real instruments and electronic music so it was a true honor to get

to work on one of his tracks.

I took it as an opportunity to create a musical, emotional journey that hopefully takes the listener through soundscapes of uplifting joy which is what I feel after listening to a Tycho track."

Named a 2021 “Artist to Watch” by Spotify, Giobbi has racked up nearly 30 million cumulative streams from her singles and remixes, while hits like “Meet Again” ft. Little Boots, “Move Your Body” ft. Hermixalot, and “Close Your Eyes” ft. HANA have landed her on the covers of such high-profile playlists as Spotify’s Mint, Friday Cratediggers, and Housewerk; Apple Music’s Dance XL; Deezer’s New Dance; and Amazon Music’s Fresh Dance. As an in-demand producer, meanwhile, Giobbi has delivered official remixes for the likes of SOFI TUKKER, Dom Dolla, and Hayden James, as well as for such house legends as Junior Sanchez and MK.

Outside of the studio, Giobbi is the co-founder and face of FEMME HOUSE—a non-profit educational platform that seeks to create equitable opportunities for women and other marginalized gender expressions in the technical areas of music creation. Every Saturday night, she hosts FEMME HOUSE Radio on SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution, where she interviews female, trans, and non-binary producers. Additionally, Giobbi serves as the North American Music Director for W Hotels and is the co-owner of Animal Talk—a record label, artist collective, and joint-venture publishing company (with Third Side Music)—established alongside SOFI TUKKER.

Only Love stands as a powerful anthem from both artists, meticulously fusing Tycho’s transcendent production and signature arrangements with Gibbard’s cathartic, deeply humanist lyricism. The first new major electronic collaboration for Gibbard since his RIAA platinum certified work in The Postal Service more than a decade ago, the track began its life after Death Cab for Cutie invited Hansen to remix their 2015 single, “The Ghosts of Beverly Hills.” Though Hansen is famously selective about commissioned remixes, he fully connected with the song’s lyrical melody and Gibbard’s distinctive vocals.

“I had been a fan of Ben’s work for a long time when, in 2016, I had the chance to do a remix for Death Cab for Cutie’s track ‘The Ghosts of Beverly Drive,’

says Hansen.

“Ben’s voice was a very inspiring element to work with from a production standpoint, I felt it really meshed well with the kinds of sounds and instrumentation I gravitate towards. ‘Only Love’ started life as an instrumental, but something was missing. I sent a rough demo to Ben and he recorded some vocals over it. The first time I heard the rough vocals the whole song suddenly made sense and the arrangement flowed out of that.

After my early experimentations with vocals on Weather this felt like a great opportunity to put everything I had learned during that process into practice. It was certainly an honor to be able to work with such an iconic voice.”

“In 2014 while reading This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.The Climate by Naomi Klein, I came across a quote from Montanan goat rancher and environmentalist Alexis Bonogofsky that moved me immensely,”

says Gibbard.

“Speaking about the fight to protect public lands in southeastern Montana from the mining company Arch Coal, she said: ‘(The) connection to this place and the love people have for it, that’s what Arch Coal doesn’t get. They underestimate that. They don’t understand it so they disregard it.

And that’s what in the end will save that place. It's not the hatred for the coal companies, or anger, but love will save this place.’

“When Scott sent me the music for ‘Only Love,’ it seemed perfect for this statement. Since reading Alexis’s words I’ve carried them as a universal truth; that the only way we preserve the people, places or things we care for is with love, not hatred. This is often easier said than done, of course. But I find myself coming back to her statement as if it were a mantra."


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