PC Music has shared a video/single of A.G. Cook’s “Beautiful Superstar”. It is the final single to be taken from PC Music founder and Charli XCX Executive Producer’s forthcoming second debut album Apple. The title fuses together two of Cook’s tracks, his 2014 debut single “Beautiful” and “Superstar”- a track from 2016. Alongside this, Cook has released a limited edition, transparent purple vinyl of “Beautiful Superstar” – on the A side is new single “Beautiful Superstar” and on the B side is 2014s “Beautiful” and 2016s “Superstar”.
“The two tracks have become very defined moments for me, presenting specific and personal flavours of PC Music,” Cook says. “As one of the last tracks I finished for Apple, ‘Beautiful Superstar’ started as an attempt to craft a very direct, almost traditional song, but I found myself haunted by my debut singles. Building on strange nostalgic memories, it became fitting to reference the past – my old concepts of the ‘future’ – and weave those melodies into something that could say more than words.”
“Beautiful Superstar” is supported by a cinematic video directed by Prosper Unger-Hamilton and A. G Cook. The video combines the glossy PC Music aesthetic with the sweeping scope and charm of a coming-of-age sci-fi movie. Pastoral scenes are juxtaposed with neon asteroids and visions of an intergalactic apple.
A. G. Cook
1. Oh Yeah
3. Beautiful Superstar
7. The Darkness