Cut Copy have shared “Cold Water” and announced their forthcoming album Freeze, Melt.
“Cold Water” was the starting point for the Australian electronic outfit’s new record, offering new inspiration for the band with its array of ambient synths and dynamic percussion. It follows their comeback track “Love is All We Share,” which arrived in May as a comment on the yearning for interaction and connection that blooms within isolation.
“After extensive touring on our last album, ‘Cold Water’ was one of the first new songs to appear,” vocalist Dan Whitford recounted in a statement. “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.”
The song “explores love in today’s context, where the climate and fate of the planet are becoming increasingly uncertain,” he added. “Once we’d finished it, it felt like we’d placed a marker in the ground, guiding us in a new musical direction.”
Cut Copy’s last album Haiku from Zero arrived in 2017 and was succeeded by the song “Ocean Blue” the following year. They wrote their new record during a bitter Scandinavian winter and recorded it in the more temperate Australian climate at Melbourne’s Park Orchard Studios.
Freeze, Melt will drop on August 21 via Cutters Records and The Orchard. Watch the meditative video for “Cold Water” below: