Title - 'Freeze, Melt'
Artist - Cut Copy
For those not in the know, beloved Australian electronic act, Cut Copy return with their third single for 2020, 'Like Breaking Glass,' out now via Cutters Records/The Orchard.
The track is taken from the four-piece’s greatly anticipated sixth studio album, Freeze, Melt, to be released on Friday, August 21st, 2020.
Initially the bedroom recording project of Dan Whitford, Cut Copy evolved into a full-fledged band with guitarist Tim Hoey, drummer Mitchell Scott, and bass player Ben Browning.
The quartet’s studio albums include In Ghost Colours, which Pitchfork named as one of the best albums of 2008 and among the top albums of the 2000s, and 2011’s Zonoscope, which won two ARIA Awards and was nominated for a GRAMMY®.
Their last album, 2017’s Haiku From Zero, represented the band at their most refined and efficiently emotive.
Taking a listen now to this sixth album, Freeze, Melt, and along with their previously-released singles, 'Love Is All We Share' and 'Cold Water,' the entire body of work showcases an expansion yet refining in their sound over the past three years, while maintaining a legacy unmatched in Australian music since their inception.
Written during an especially cold European winter, the collection takes an evocative turn finding slowed meaning and influence from 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. A treat for the mind, as well as the body.
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'
Opening with the translucent electro pop of 'Cold Water,' it's backed by the free flowing synth of 'Like Breaking Glass,' a track that wouldn't have been out of place in the early '80s, and that's backed by the dream state ambiance of 'Love Is All We Share,' and then comes the simply divine orchestrations of 'Stop, Horizon.'
Next up is one of my own personal favorites, the synth pop bounce of 'Running In The grass,' which is followed by the transcendent milieu of 'A Perfect Day,' with the album rounding out with the delicately jaunty, keyed tones of 'Rain,' closing on the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) vibe of 'In Transit.'
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