Now Playing: deep tan – 'deepfake'

Thursday, October 15, 2020

(Photo by Mélia Beaudoin)

Hackney-based post-punk trio deep tan earlier this month shared their entrancing new single 'deepfake' via Practise Music. Their new track follows a string of impressive songs by the trio, including 'Shimmer', 'Constant Inconsistencies' and 'Air'.

With 'deepfake', the trio takes on the fast-rising and degrading trend of deep fakes — which is the act of digitally replacing someone's face with somebody else's. 

On the single, they said, "The song is a comment on consent. When deepfakes first emerged, they were considered a real political threat. However, they’re mainly used to degrade women. A report by Deeptrace Labs found that 96% of deepfakes online involve simulating porn of female celebrities (without their consent). This song is a comment on this strange internet subculture."

Listen to deep tan's absorbing new track 'deepfake' below. 

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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