SURPRISE WITH AN EP OF NEW MUSIC INCLUDES NEW SINGLE ‘ON OUR WAY HOME’ AND STUNNING VIDEO FOR
‘WAY TO GO’ – VIEW HERE
“We are back and we come with a labour of love and the might of our two hearts, we bring to you humbly with our hats and helmets in our hands. This EP represents us, including a song that is straight from the forest and the name of Two Leaves and a very special remix by the one and only Cornelius. As well as lots of other joys and a video made in Japan by the wondrous master of visual arts and beyond …” NICK LITTLEMORE
Alt-electro pioneers EMPIRE OF THE SUN return to the spotlight with their first new music in nearly 12 months, lifting the covers off single ‘ON OUR WAY HOME’.
The track comes from an EP of the same name, which also includes the track ‘Way To Go’ (originally featured on 2016’s ‘Two Vines’ album), and two stellar ‘Way To Go’ remixes from Japanese sensation Cornelius, and Gomez and Tritter. It closes with another brand new track, ‘Two Leaves’.
Co-inciding with the EP’s release is the video for ‘WAY TO GO’. Inspired by the band’s love of Japanese culture, it was produced and directed by WOW Inc. and shot in Japan, and utilises innovative 3d scanning technology, motion and facial motion capture. View HERE.
Discussing the video, Luke Steele said, “We discovered Japanese Director Nobumichi Asais’ work through a short film he had created called Kagami and also his famous face projection mapping works. His work is nothing short of genius! The colours and shapes he creates are mind bending, with a certain digital romance to it all. Our unwavering confidence in his ability had us reaching out to him to marry his imagination with our music.”
The single ‘ON OUR WAY HOME’ has recently featured in a huge Citroen TV campaign in France, UK, Italy and Spain – View video HERE.
EMPIRE OF THE SUN have made the road their home over the past few years, performing in over 150 cities across the world. Particular highlights include a headline slot at this years’ Coachella festival where US Rolling Stone named them amongst “The 15 Best Things We Saw At Coachella!” and a sold-out headline show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl venue in Los Angeles in front of over 17,000 fans. TV performances have included ELLEN, The Tonight Show with JIMMY FALLON, and LATER … with Jools Holland.
ON OUR WAY HOME EP track listing:
1. Way To Go
2. Way To Go – Cornelius Remix
3. Way To Go – Gomez and Tritter
4. On Our Way Home
5. Two Leaves
Download / stream HERE
EMPIRE OF THE SUN is comprised of leading musician/producers LUKE STEELE (The Sleepy Jackson) and NICHOLAS LITTLEMORE (Pnau).