Actors Florence Pugh and Toby Sebastian have teamed up to record a song together for the first time.
The two, who are known for Little Women and Game of Thrones, said they were cooperating with their mother’s suggestion.
Sebastian worked on the song Midnight for two years alone, but asked for his sister’s help while visiting the family home in Oxford.
‘The Timing Was Very Good’
“The time was very good,” he said. “We wouldn’t have planned it.”
Since Pugh’s first lead role in Lady Macbeth, she has been nominated for an Oscar for Little Women and is expected to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Widow.
Sebastian – real name Sebastian Toby Pugh – played Trystane Martell in the Game of Thrones and recently expanded his music career with a series of singles.
The acting siblings’ father is Clinton Pugh, who owns Cafe Coco, Kazbar and Cafe Tarifa in Oxford.
How Did The Plan Fall In Place?
Sebastian says working with his sister on the self-released single was “fun”.
Speaking in Dublin, where he works for a new television series, he said: “I left the studio and when I got home Flo was back.
“I haven’t seen her in a long time because of Covid and it was just amazing that we were all together.
“My mum asked ‘have you played her the song? Don’t you fancy some backing vocals from your sister?’
“Although I hadn’t even thought about it, something about it felt right, totally in the moment and organic.”
He said they rushed to the studio and recorded the sound within an hour, before Sebastian boarded a plane to do his TV project.
Last Minute Decision
“It’s funny how things are going,” he said. “I can’t think of this song without Flo’s voice in it now.
“His voice is very different from mine, she has a lovely voice and great depth.
“Indeed in Pugh fashion was a last-minute decision to sing it together.”
Sebastian described the team as a “special moment” that should have “happened” and joked that there was more to come.
“I’m sure we’ll re-create together soon. I think our words work well together,” he added.
“I actually have a song I planned with my little sister Rafaela, who also writes great songs. Maybe one day we will reunite the whole family!”
Toby Sebastian – Midnight (feat. Florence Pugh) is released on streaming services on Sunday.