Psychic Twin is a dreamy synth-pop project helmed by Illinois native Erin Fein. Her songs typically feature lush synthesizers, propulsive beats, and fluttering backup vocals inspired by singers like Kate Bush and Annie Lennox. Originally from Champaign-Urbana, she began writing and recording solo material during the early 2010s, taking the name Psychic Twin as she found herself channeling energy that led her to believe that she was spiritually collaborating with her non-existent twin. Gradually, Psychic Twin incorporated synthesizer player Brett Sanderson and drummer Jonny Sommer. The group's first release was 2012 single "Gonna Get Her," issued as a 7" by Lefse Records. Following Fein's divorce, the group moved to Brooklyn in 2013, and Polyvinyl released the band's second single, "Strangers." Over the next few years, Fein documented her life experiences with her songwriting, and the group shifted lineups, eventually ending up a duo with drummer Rosana Caban. Remix EP Chrome Sparks Meets Psychic Twin preceded the group's debut full-length, Strange Diary, released by Polyvinyl in September 2016.