“Obsession” is “a song about obsessiveness beyond comprehension, the intensity of manifesting one’s desire at all costs, even if you don’t know why,” explains Spiegel. He continues, “I was at home writing this track with [the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’] Nick Zinner…and Soko walked through my studio on the way to a Puja moon ceremony and had an idea off of the top of her head for this song. This was a couple years ago. Now finally on Halloween, my birthday, we unleash our plan to steal the moon.”
In addition to the new track, Spiegel is also directing the web series “Wu Tang In Space Eating Invisible Sliders.” Shot in the style of ’60s and ’70s science fiction television shows such as “Star Trek,” the series stars Wu Tang Clan members RZA (having uploaded his consciousness into the computer RZA 9000), GZA and Ghostface Killah aboard their spaceship, the Wu-F-O, orbiting Earth while answering questions left by fans at 1-833-4-SLIDER and eating White Castle’s new all-vegetarian Impossible Slider (RZA and GZA are both vegan, while Ghostface Killah is a vegetarian). Watch episode three at https://youtu.be/Kjg0LoRVwKE and see the entire series at http://impossiblefoods.com/whitecastle/#episodes.
Spiegel’s recent singles mark his return from an extended musical hiatus during which he focused on his film work. His first new track in two years, “20 Below” featuring Anderson .Paak and Doja Cat, premiered earlier this year, hailed by Complex as “a chilled-out, soulful track with crisp percussion and warm synths that naturally incorporates smooth vocal performances from both Anderson .Paak and Doja Cat.” Listen to the track at https://bit.ly/2J6XsP6. Other recent tracks from Spiegel include “To Whom It May Concern” featuring Ceelo Green, Theophilus London and Alex Ebert (listen at http://cos.lv/crG530l6k77) and “One Last Time” featuring Goldilox and co-produced by AlunaGeorge’s George Reid (listen at https://bit.ly/2PR3HXb).