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“Telepathy” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera for the 2016 Netflix musical drama series The Get Down, included on the accompanying soundtrack of the same name. It features American musician Nile Rodgers, and was co-written by Sia Furler in collaboration with Mikkel Storleer Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen. The track was produced by Elliott Wheeler and the The Get Down director, Baz Luhrmann. While it was available to download from the soundtrack upon its release, it was promoted in Italy to contemporary hit radio as a single on August 23, 2016. Various remixes were also released throughout the following month.
Musically, “Telepathy” is a disco track reminiscent of the genre in the 1970s, reflecting the theme of the TV series, which documents the fall of disco and the rise of hip hop in that era. Aguilera’s strong vocals were praised by music critics, with one in particular comparing her falsetto melismas to the style of Mariah Carey. “Telepathy” became Aguilera’s ninth and Rodgers’ fourth number-one song on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, respectively. As a thank you gift to her fans, radio, and DJs for playing the track and making it number-one on the chart, Aguilera self-produced a short, disco-themed music video for the song.