Cut Copy are back with “Like Breaking Glass.” The band’s new single is out today via Cutters Records/The Orchard. The track is taken from the their forthcoming release Freeze, Melt, due out August 21.
Dan Whitford from Cut Copy on “Like Breaking Glass:”
“In the beginning ‘Like Breaking Glass’ started out as a completely different track. Before one weekend I was mucking around in the studio with just a drum beat and an acid bassline. I never managed to finish it, but when I came back to it the next week there was something about that beat that felt compelling, so I started writing a song over the top of it. It is about the conflicted feelings of a relationship that has begun to unravel. Where sometimes against all logic, you discover that affections run deep just as a break up becomes inevitable. It was also one of my favourite songs working in the studio with the band when we crafted the middle section of the song comprising of weird delay effects, off-beat drum hits and metallic clangs where Mitchell was throwing a box of metal objects around the room, and we stood there recording him.”
Earlier this week, Cut Copy announced their first shows in support of Freeze, Melt to come in 2021. Traveling to Porto, Lisbon, Amsterdam, London and Dublin, European fans can now be among the first Cut Copy fans worldwide to catch the beloved act on stage in March/April 2021. Pre-sale is now open, with GA on sale from 7pm AEST this Friday, August 7.
After returning to Australia and being joined by his bandmates at Melbourne’s Park Orchard Studios to enhance and complete the recording, the record’s sense of place was further enhanced by the mixing contribution of Swedish legend Christoffer Berg (Robyn, The Knife), finishing the record in Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg. The Neve console they used was also used by Bowie/Eno/Visconti to make Lodger, and was also used by Queen, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, AC/DC, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder and Jonny Cash. The result of finalizing the record at Svenska Studios is a treat for the mind as well as the body.
2021 Tour Dates
Tuesday, March 23 – Hard Club, Porto
Wednesday, March 24 – Coliseum, Lisbon
Tuesday, March 30 – Melkweg, Amsterdam
Wednesday, March 31 – Roundhouse, London
Friday, April 2 – Whelan’s, Dublin
Ticket Pre-Sale Here