Cut Copy is back today to share their new single, “Cold Water.” Arriving alongside the track is the greatly anticipated announcement of their sixth studio album, Freeze, Melt, dropping on Friday, August 21.
“Cold Water” continues the Australian export’s long-standing career that retains a fond danceability only Cut Copy can replicate between fans. Frontman Dan Whitford’s voice lifts and carries on top of stoic chiming machine melodies that lap and flow, echoing, “All I need is you”. A kicking beat taps through, as a rich ambiance endures across the five-minute piece of elation that speaks to love in a climate of uncertainty.
Dan Whitford says about the track: “After extensive touring on our last album, “Cold Water” was one of the first new songs to appear. I’d moved to Copenhagen and had been listening to a lot more ambient and instrumental electronic music and as a result “Cold Water” felt quite different to songs we’d made in the past. It was less dance, but more atmospheric. Also, the subject matter explores love in today’s context, where the climate and fate of the planet are becoming increasingly uncertain. Once we’d finished it, it felt like we’d placed a marker in the ground, guiding us in a new musical direction.”
The accompanying music video was made by American contemporary artist, Takeshi Murata, who sheds light imagery, saying it’s, “An open window and the midnight sun-lit ocean: These suggest a shifting in the calm. A late-night anxiety and hypnotizing tension between states of consciousness and dream.”
The single is the second to drop from Cut Copy’s forthcoming album, Freeze, Melt, which will be released on Friday, August 21, nineteen years into their prolific career. Written during an especially cold Scandinavian winter when Whitford decamped to Copenhagen, the collection takes an evocative turn, finding slowed meaning and influence from the emotional manipulations that feed into their work but have never taken center stage, ultimately shaping a headier journey inward while lyrically exploring love in strange times
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FREEZE, MELT TRACKLIST
1. Cold Water
2. Like Breaking Glass
3. Love Is All We Share
4. Stop, Horizon
5. Running In The Grass
6. A Perfect Day
8. In Transit