By: Staff –
Electronic favorites Cut Copy are back today to share their new single, “Cold Water.” Arriving alongside the track is the anticipated announcement of the four-piece’s sixth studio album, Freeze, Melt, dropping on Friday, August 21.
Following their highly welcomed return in May with “Love Is All We Share” – a tribute to yearning for connection in the times we’re facing – “Cold Water” continues the beloved Australian export’s long-standing career that retains a fond danceability only Cut Copy can replicate between fans. Every part visceral, as implied, 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 ambience endures across the five-minute piece of elation that speaks to love in a climate of uncertainty.
Dan Whitford on 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.”
Freeze, Melt is the band’s sixth LP, and their first full-length release since 2017’s renowned, Double J Feature Album Haiku From Zero. The second chapter of the acclaimed act’s reemergence in 2020, “Cold Water,” delivers a warm-hearted sentiment that Cut Copy enthusiasts are bound to adore.
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