Aussie electronic artist Cut Copy are back with a new single, the first in four years. The new track, entitled “Airborne” is instantly infectious. Guitar jangle, celestial synths, and some deep basslines create a dance-pop track that will most definitely be in several people’s summer playlists.
The new tracks shifting gears and layers creates a sense of duality. Images of chaos “jagged teeth made of glass, rising up” balance with the infections and resolute chorus “That don’t stop me.” The new track is a peek into the heads of the group as they’ve been working in the studio creating new material.
The band has been active for over 15 years, forming in Melbourne all the way back in 2001. Their last official album came out in 2013 with the release of Free Your Mind. They have however released numerous remixes since then. Oceans Apart dropped in 2014, Forest Through the Trees came out in 2015, and in 2016 the group released January Tape.
The band has yet to announce a new album, let alone a drop of any hints of one. However, with a song this good and polished, there has to be something down the pipeline. In the meantime, this should get us through the summer. The band’s label air-dropped an advance sneak peek of the track across several U.S. locations, including Bedford Avenue Station in NYC and Amoeba Records in L.A. The band also performed the track for the first time in their June 15 show in Seattle.
Cut Copy will be at several U.S. festivals this year. Austin City Limits, CRSSED, and Luna Lights will all get to see the Aussies in action, presumably to perform this new hit. The group is also embarking on a summer tour across Australia, wrapping things up at the Splendour in the Grass festival.
Peep the new track below and stay tuned as more is sure to come.
[UPDATE 7/24]: Cut Copy has now released the visuals for “Airborne,” as Dan Whitford is followed by an out-of-this-world visitor while on the hunt for some late night munchies (there’s always something weird to see on the 3am drive to Taco Bell).
Photo Credit: Richard Saethang