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Revisiting a fantasy

Will Toledo, also known as Car Seat Headrest, re-records his 2011 D-I-Y album, Twin Fantasy, one of his most significant works to date

Will Toledo's songwriting prowess is more apparent in his rebooted album Twin Fantasy (Face To Face).
Will Toledo's songwriting prowess is more apparent in his rebooted album Twin Fantasy (Face To Face).PHOTO: MATADOR RECORDS

Back in 2011, American teenage indie singer-songwriter Will Toledo recorded his sixth album Twin Fantasy. Like the rest of his first eight albums, it was done D-I-Y style on his laptop and self-released on online music site Bandcamp.

Toledo, who records under the moniker Car Seat Headrest, was only 19 at the time, but his prolific output, and deeply personal and musically refined compositions were already earning him a cult-like following online.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Revisiting a fantasy'. Subscribe