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Video For Cut Copy’s “Airborne”, Out Today

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 “A disco-pop odyssey that sounds like, well, soaring through the sky, before eventually blasting off into psychedelic bliss” – Stereogum

20 JULY 2017 (Toronto, ON) – The midnight munchies meet magical realism in the official music video for Cut Copy’s “Airborne”, out today via Astralwerks/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Director Gerson Aguerri (The Vaccines, Breakbot) weaves a tale that begins with a mysterious light shooting across the sky, unbeknownst to Cut Copy lead vocalist Dan Whitford while he composes a new song on his keyboard. Whitford’s quest for a late-night snack turns cosmic as he hits the city streets.

“The video for our song ‘Airborne’ is probably the most interesting and most challenging that I’ve ever been involved in,” says Whitford. “It was shot in Barcelona, all through the night for three days running and culminated with a final scene with me having not slept for 24 hours and playing a piano on the back of a moving truck. To say it was a once in a lifetime experience is no understatement! Despite the sleep deprivation, Gerson and his team did a fantastic job bringing this surreal story to life.”

Available now to stream and download, “Airborne” combines equal parts guitar jangle, celestial synths and bottom-heavy bassline, the infectious track shifts gears multiple times, balancing images of chaos (“jagged teeth made of glass, rising up”) with the resolute chorus: “That don’t stop me.” The song offers an early glimpse of the new material the GRAMMY-nominated Australian band has been recording in studios around the world. “Airborne” was produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and marks Cut Copy’s first release on Astralwerks.

PASTE Magazine praised the infectious single, noting, “The track is an airy, confident, synth-disco-driven pop gem that you’ll want to listen to on repeat, exemplifying Cut Copy’s effortless appeal to both those rave-y/club kids and more song-based listeners.” Noisey also observed, “’Airborne’ percolates with baubles of percussion, Nile Rodgers-esque disco guitars, and vocal samples all buffed to a sheen. It is classy as shit, and it's definitely a ‘match your steps to the tempo of the song as you walk down the street’ kind of jam.” SPIN said, “the track is a guitar-driven dance effort with spacey drum machine rhythms and soaring, reverb-drenched synth lines” and Stereogum hailed “Airborne” as “a disco-pop odyssey that sounds like, well, soaring through the sky, before eventually blasting off into psychedelic bliss.”

Initially a bedroom recording project by frontman 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 four studio albums include 2011’s Zonoscope, which won two ARIA Awards and was nominated for a GRAMMY, and 2013’s Free Your Mind, which Under The Radar awarded 8 out of 10 stars.

The band’s songs have been licensed for use in television, games and commercials, including Chevrolet, Netflix, Amazon and Levi’s® #LiveinLevis campaign. DJing and mixes have also been a big part of Cut Copy’s identity – from the band’s famed Fabric mix, Fabriclive.29, to the 2014 Melbourne dance compilation, Oceans Apart.

Cut Copy - Tim Hoey, Mitchell Scott, Dan Whitford, Ben Browning
CCVidPhoto Credit: Jimmy Fontaine


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