Could this be the greatest collaboration since Sharon Strzelecki and Kim Kardashian West teamed up for an Uber Eats ad? The answer is yes.
The Sims – one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time – has called on Australian artist Mallrat, to appear on the soundtrack to the series’ latest iteration.
That’s right. Mallrat, real name Grace Shaw, has recorded a special version of her latest single ‘Charlie’ exclusively for The Sims. This special version will feature as part of the soundtrack to The Sims 4 expansion game, Discover University.
But what makes it so special, you ask? Well, the track was recorded entirely in ‘Simlish’ – the official language of The Sims.
Shaw took to Instagram to share her delight in being apart of the iconic game series, writing:
“Honest to God…@thesims commissioned me to re-record ‘Charlie’ in Simlish. Arguably this is more culturally significant than a Grammy.”
Alongside the caption, Shaw posted a video of herself with a The Sims ‘plumbob’ – a green diamond-shaped parallelogram that over the years has become synonymous with the franchise. In the same post, Shaw also shared a snippet of the final mix of the tune in all its Simlish glory.
Mallrat isn’t the first artist to lend her voice to The Sims games. Over the years, the likes of Katy Perry, Paramore and My Chemical Romance amongst others, have recorded some of their biggest hits in the fictional language to feature in various iterations of the series.
2019 has been a big year for Shaw; touring the globe with a string of solo shows and festival appearances.
In September, Shaw dropped her third EP, Driving Music to critical acclaim. Last month, she made her US television debut on The Late Late Show where she performed the lead single from Driving Music, ‘Charlie’.