Sydney-based twin act Cosmo’s Midnight today share a new video and HONNE remix for “A Million Times”, taken from their recent sophomore album, Yesteryear out now via Sony Music (Australia), RCA Records (USA) & Black Butter Records (UK). The release follows the duo’s announcement to be reopening live music at the Sydney Opera House next month, in their only hometown shows for 2020.
The alt-pop cut “A Million Times” reaches further heights of dreamy grandeur today, receiving a visual accompaniment starring the brothers and directed by Joel Burrows. The video sees a navy jumpsuit clad Pat and Cosmo Liney in a factory setting, packing boxes before dimension-bending and cloud-parting magic via psychedelic animations sees the heavens give way and, clones descend upon them.
Coinciding with the new visual’s release, is an upbeat remix from UK electro-soul duo HONNE.Cosmo’s Midnight spun their own remix on HONNE cut, “no song without you” earlier this year, and now the British pairing expertly return the favour. Today the duo add their dose of synth-led serenity, that’s seen them collaborate with everyone from soul-pop royalty Tom Misch, to Georgia and Jordan Rakei, while retaining the original’s analogue imprint.
HONNE on the remix: “For our remix of ‘A Million Times’ we decided to completely flip it. We wanted to bring out more of the emotive elements of the lyrics by re-harmonising with picked clean electric guitars and soaring synths. We liked the contrast of having all this set against the backdrop of the relentless straight 808 beat. It was a lot of fun working on it and we hope to finally meet the guys next time we’re in Australia.”
Drawing influence from the sounds they grew up with, the Yesteryear LP presents a landmark moment for the multi-instrumentalist, songwriting and production act who have spent years honing their sonic identity to shape a fully-formed live artist project today. The pair will celebrate, by reopening live music at Sydney Opera House with two shows scheduled on December 10. Tickets are on sale now to the celebratory moment, which marks the duo’s only hometown live performances for the remainder for 2020, and will see the live debut of their brand new four-piece show. Yesteryear has confirmed the evolution of Cosmo’s Midnight as artists whose growth and self-reflection across 12-tracks won them triple jFeature Album upon release, and already sits at 72 million global streams to date. The pair have mastered new mediums on the record, that brought Pat to lead vocals, and unveiled a nostalgia-driven blend of alt-pop, R&B, psychedelia, disco and funk, alongside their maiden electronic that has established a worldwide following today.
Cosmo’s Midnight have upheld a career-spanning reputation as one of Australia’s most beloved left-of-centre acts, from their bedrooms many years ago to studios and live stages across the world, and now over 260 million global streams across their discography. Their widely-appraised, 2018 debut triple j Feature Album,What Comes Next featured gold-certified favourites “History”, “Talk To Me” and “Get To Know”, kickstarting a meteoric rise that hasn’t slowed down since. 2019 marked a fresh chapter, with an expanded live show and new sonic trajectory detailed by “Have It All” feat. Age.Sex.Location, “It’s Love” feat. Matthew Young, and the gold-certified, triple j Hottest 100-placing single “C.U.D.I (Can U Dig It)”. In the live arena, their newly-defined focus ignited the stages of Splendour in the Grass, Listen Out and St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, as well as sold-out, headline shows in the US, Asia and major Australian venues on a national tour. During an equally sensational 2020, the multi-million streamed collaboration with global pop star Ruel in “Down For You” preceded the arrival of album title track “Yesteryear”, keeping the momentum rising as they landed on the cover of Spotify’s The Local List playlist, saw support from NME and Rolling Stone Australia.Enjoy the next step of the ride in Cosmo’s Midnight’s exciting ascent to the top of clever pop-led anthems, with today’s new video and HONNE remix. And do not delay in snapping up a ticket to their hugely awaited live debut of the acclaimed sophomore LP Yesteryear at the Sydney Opera House in December, they won’t last long.