Aussie group Cut Copy first made noise this year when they released “Airborne,” their first new single in four years. While the standalone single wasn’t announced with an album, it looks like fans have some more good news.
The electronic outlet just announced Haiku From Zero, their first studio album in almost four years since the release of 2013’s Free Your Mind. The entire album resonates with the theme of focusing, blocking out the day-to-day distractions of our fast-paced, digital world.
“So much of this album is about this mosaic of information, images that we’re surrounded by one a day-to-day basis,” says frontman Dan Whitford. “Sometimes it feels like overload, but there’s a weird random beauty in it. The idea of squeezing poetry from chaos was where the title of the album came from—the idea of finding something poetic in the overload.”
Nowhere is this more present than in the new single from the upcoming album, “Standing in the Middle of the Field.” The new track features a bubbly little loop of cowbells, kalimbas and synths to create an upbeat little groove that fans of “Airborne” will also surely love. Whitford’s soothing and washy voice slide over the beat with some rather #deep insights: “You gotta give up the things you love to make it better.”
The new LP was written and recorded across the globe in locations ranging from Melbourne to Copenahgen and Atlanta, but Cut Copy’s flare for disco-infused electronic cuts will certainly be present across the project. The album will drop September 22 and will be out on all standard formats (digital and physical). Pre-orders come with the first two singles, and there will also be a 7” of “Standing in the Middle of the Field,” with some exclusive b-side material for anyone who pre-orders the vinyl edition of the full record. Hear the new single below along with the tracklist.
The band will also be out on tour to support the new project, kicking things off on November 9 in Santa Cruz (The Catalyst Club)
Haiku From Zero:
Standing In the Middle of the Field
Stars Last Me a Lifetime
No Fixed Destination
Memories We Share
Living Upside Down
Tied to the Weather
Photo Credit: Richard Saethang.