Anyone who’s ever played one of the “Sims” video games will recognize the gibberish-like language used by characters in the game, and also recognize it from Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara now that they’ve recorded one of their hits in “Simlish” for a new “Sims” release.
“It was exciting to imagine singing in a different language,” Tegan Quin told Paste magazine of recording the track, following in the footsteps of Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen, who previously rerecorded their songs in “Simlish.”
“We had never done that before,” she said. “I was very nervous, but I am glad that we saw it through to the end.”
Even though the words were spelled out phonetically, she admits that singing a familiar song using an unfamiliar language was quite the challenge.
“I had a hard time since I know the song so well,” she added. “It was just gibberish to me.”
Still, she tells Mashable that recording the song was no goof, and the sisters took it very seriously.
“I found it hard to learn the language. I was super stressed about sounding silly or making a mockery of [it],” admits Quin. “I was happy in the end though with how it turned out.”
The duo’s version of “Stop Desire” appears in “The Sims 4” new expansion, “City Living”. You can hear it below: