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In anticipation of their new album and subsequent tour, Australian quartet Cut Copy have unveiled the effervescent new single, “Standing in the Middle of the Field.” Dan Whitford’s voice cuts through kalimbas, cowbells and synths suggesting that “You gotta give up the things you love to make it better.” It’s the new single from Cut Copy’s fifth album, “Haiku From Zero,” which is out Sept. 22.
Whitford elaborates on its themes: “So much of this album is about this mosaic of information, images that we’re surrounded by on a day-to-day basis. 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.”
||| Stream: “Standing in the Middle of the Field”
||| Also: Watch the video for “Airborne”
||| Live: Cut Copy plays the Shrine Auditorum on Nov. 11. Ticket info is not yet available.