As those loyal, above-mentioned fans know, this is not the first time Mancuso and Mitchell have created together. Under the Shots Studios umbrella -- Mancuso's management studio that acts as a comedy and music company, providing management, production and data-driven analytics to its creators -- the two sang a cover of "Love Test" by Growlers (July 2016) and acted out music-driven sketches, too, such as "Split Love" and "Love." The three videos have been viewed over 17 million times combined.
On her own, Mitchell uploaded an acoustic cover of DJ Snake and Justin Bieber's "Let Me Love You," which she performed in the middle of a busy subway terminal in Aug. 2016.
All of this brings us to "Sirens," which plays like an intimate conversation between Mancuso and Mitchell that we are eavesdropping on. In the video, also out today, the two begin sitting face-to-face in the middle of a dark and desolate street. Mitchell gets up with her acoustic guitar and starts walking away, putting on a blonde wig, with Mancuso shadowing her and singing, "I know the way, but I don't wanna go/ Starting to feel just like an animal/So take me now, take me all the way down/Can you save me just this time?"
"Working with Maia is so easy because of how incredibly talented she is," Mancuso tells Billboard. "We’ve had the concept for ‘Sirens’ in our heads for some time now, but wanted to make sure it was executed properly. Maia and I worked very hard on both the song and video, and it’s our first time collaborating in this way. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Mitchell's chorus finds her calling out: "I need an ambulance/ I took, I took the worst of the blow/ Send me a redeemer/ Let me know if I'm gonna be alright/ Am I gonna be alright" -- an interpolation of Eisley's "Ambulance."
Enjoy "Sirens" below: