The Still Lifes--Sebastian Says, "Checkmate I think"

Story Behind The Song

"Sebastian Says, 'Checkmate I think'" is primarily Willem's. However, there was enough collaboration involved with a few sounds here and there and a suggestion or two which make it very much a Still Lifes' song. Jonze says the song always reminded him of Blade Runner. So, the title was chosen to reference the scene in the movie which best represents the mood and feel of the song.

Song Description

Sebastian is a very soothing instrumental which is interrupted in the middle of the song by squeaky sounds and a gayageum. The effect paints images in the listeners mind.

Song Length 5:47 Genre Electronic - Downbeat, Electronic - Experimental
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Instrumental
Mood Passive, On Cloud Nine Subject Change, Skyscraper
Similar Artists Kraftwerk, Moby Language No Language
Era 2000 and later
Lyrics Ikarus Jonze Music Willem Wayfarer / Ikarus Jonze
Producer Willem Wayfarer Publisher Ikarus Jonze
Performance Willem Wayfarer / Ikarus Jonze Label C/Fe Records
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