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Sweethearts Reed Fox and Snarklet each have their hands full with projects, but they still managed to collaborate on something special.

Fox, who overflows with creativity, psychedelia, joy and absurdity, is best known for his band déCollage and his deejaying. He’s also a member of Moon Hammer and Suspender Defenders; co-founder of Moon Magnet, a creative space and collective that launched back in 2013; and involved with the web series Cosmic Pineapple.

And so far this year, he’s been dropping at least one new song — and sometimes an entire album — every couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, Snarklet makes films, plays synth, sings and is producing a secret absurdist-comedy web show with a handful of Denver comics.

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So when Fox says that the couple's favorite project — at least for now — is their love child Bun Bun, that means something. They created the dance-music collaboration in January 2019, when they first fell in love.

The music nods to artists ranging from RuPaul to Devo to Bassnectar. It’s bouncy, femme and futuristic, with occasional heavy drops. “Bun Bun is a dreamy electronic glitter-pop house project with comedic commentary about the things we love, including computers, bees, narwhals, La Croix, spooning, curry, Casa Bonita and each other,” Fox explains.

Although they have written nine songs for the project, there's only been one Bun Bun release, “Urban Bee,” an irresistible, playful dance track about life as an urban-dwelling bee. It opens with a squeaky chant of “Bun Bun,” and then Snarklet starts riffing on life as a polite bee in the city. The character is surprisingly fleshed out for a candy-pop song — a tough-as-nails, hardworking yet mannerly bee who has been to jail (but just once, on a pollinating spree) and is now inviting her fellow bees to join her in raising their fists in the air.

This week, Bun Bun is dropping its second track, “We Love to Hack,” a sassy dance song built from samples of sounds from ’90s modems that opens with a smackdown against sexism in the IT world. It goes on to offer lamentations on the difficulty of recalling passwords while a chorus pays homage to WikiLeaks, the Illuminati and Anonymous.

When Levi Double U, a friend of the couple, heard it, he begged them to let him collaborate and they agreed, letting him help with the mix. “As a result, ‘We Love to Hack’ is weirder than we ever hoped it could be,” says Fox, “but not as annoying as Snarklet originally hoped it would be, which, overall, we are happy about.”

Snarklet, who complains about computers in the opening bars, actually went to school for mechanical engineering and is a published author with Involve: A Journal of Mathematics and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

“None of that is represented in this song about hacking, because that's not what the song is about,” explains Fox. “When a woman or femme makes a statement about being frustrated by computers, she shouldn't be taken as representative of the entire gender. And — equally important — women and femmes should be able to express their frustrations about tech in a world that actively and systemically blocks them from working in tech!”

As Fox notes, the song is mostly about hacking. With Anonymous stepping out of the shadows for the first time in years, threatening to bring down Donald Trump’s presidency with allegedly hacked documents; WikiLeaks securing its reputation as a beloved figure of the right, working to sabotage the Clinton dynasty (after years of being the hobgoblin of the right, dogging George W. Bush’s White House); and conspiracy theories flying and trolls trolling faster than the speed of light, now seemed like a good time to poke fun at all of this.

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“The chorus of our song goes: ‘WikiLeaks...Illuminati...Anonymous...we love to hack,’ Fox says. “We don't have any affiliations with these groups, and the song is satire. It's not condoning any actions of these groups. For example, WikiLeaks is known for leaking government secrets, but also acts on biases that we don't align with. Anonymous is a decentralized hacktivist movement and typically fights for things we get behind. The Illuminati has a shocking history. It was a story made up by two people in the 1960s who wanted to spread misinformation because they believed the world was becoming too authoritarian. They invented the story about the Illuminati's history and spread it by sending in fake, contradictory letters from readers to magazines that ended up printing them about the secret society. It's fascinating to read about the spread of misinformation in the ’60s.”

While they find humor in hacking, Fox and Snarklet appreciate its serious side, too.

“Hacking is subversive,” explains Fox. “Hacking is rebellious. Hacking is dismantling, and it's one way to topple a house of cards that never deserved to be there in the first place. That's what we love about it.”

Hear "We Love to Hack" at SoundCloud.

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The 21-year-old son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham has confirmed that he recently proposed to the 25-year-old Transformers actress. 

"Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx I am the luckiest man in the world," Brooklyn wrote on Instagram alongside a gorgeous photo of the couple, taken by sister Harper Beckham, which shows Nicola's diamond ring. "I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day ❤️ I love you baby xx."

Nicola commented on the post, "i'm so lucky to call you mine," while also confirming the engagement news on her social media page.

"you've made me the luckiest girl in the world," Nicola wrote in a message to Brooklyn on her Instagram. "I can't wait to spend the rest of my life by your side. your love is the most precious gift. I love you so so much baby and thank you harper for this pic."

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It's been six months since the couple first made their romance official on social media. Both Brooklyn and Nicola began to post about each other on Instagram in January. Around that same time, Brooklyn posted a sweet tribute to his girlfriend in honor of her birthday, writing, "Happy birthday babe xx you have such an amazing heart xx."

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For Brooklyn's birthday in March, Nicola took to social media to post a series of photos of her beau.

"happy birthday to the love of my life," she wrote to Brooklyn. "you have the most beautiful heart i've ever known."

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