CUT COPY SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “AIRBORNE”
AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS PERFORMANCE
“…a disco-pop odyssey that sounds like, well, soaring through the sky, before eventually blasting off into psychedelic bliss” – Stereogum
The midnight munchies meet magical realism in Cut Copy’s official video for “Airborne”, out today via EMI/Astralwerks. Director Gerson Aguerri (Tame Impala, The Vaccines, Breakbot) of the Barcelona-based production company CANADA weaves a tale that begins with a mysterious light shooting across the sky, unbeknownst to Cut Copy lead vocalist Dan Whitford, who is composing a new song on his keyboard. Whitford’s quest for a late-night snack turns cosmic as he hits the city streets.
Dan Whitford says, “The is probably the most interesting and most challenging video that I’ve ever been involved in. It was shot in Barcelona, all through the night for three days running and culminated with a final scene with me having not slept for 24 hours and playing a piano on the back of a moving truck. To say it was a once in a lifetime experience is no understatement! Despite the sleep deprivation, Gerson and his team at CANADA did a fantastic job bringing this surreal story to life.”
“Airborne” – Cut Copy’s first official single in four years – gives fans an early glimpse of the new material the GRAMMY-nominated band has been recording in studios around the world. The song was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and marks Cut Copy’s first release on Astralwerks.
PASTE Magazine called “Airborne” ‘infectious’ and noted, “The track is an airy, confident, synth-disco-driven pop gem that you’ll want to listen to on repeat, exemplifying Cut Copy’s effortless appeal to both those rave-y/club kids and more song-based listeners.” Noisey observed, “’Airborne’ percolates with baubles of percussion, Nile Rodgers-esque disco guitars, and vocal samples all buffed to a sheen. It is classy as shit, and it’s definitely a ‘match your steps to the tempo of the song as you walk down the street’ kind of jam.” SPIN said, “the track is a guitar-driven dance effort with spacey drum machine rhythms and soaring, reverb-drenched synth lines”.
After wrapping up massive headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne (sold out), Cut Copy now announce they’ll be heading to the US for headline dates in Texas and Oklahoma, alongside festival appearances at Luna Lights, CRSSD and Austin City Limits.
Cut Copy will appear at Splendour In The Grass tonight, playing the Mix Up Stage. For the lucky ones attending, be sure to catch their set. For anyone staying at home, delve into their new video “Airborne”and get ready for more new music on the way.