The Australian electronic-pop duo, who have built up a cult following since 2008’s single “Walking On A Dream” (which you can still hear in TV commercials), earlier this week announced their new album, Two Vines. It’s set for release October 28 via Astralwerks, and features a pretty mighty list of contributors, including Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, members of David Bowie’s Blackstar band, and Wendy Melvoin from Prince’s Revolution.
Yesterday, the LP’s first offering, “High And Low”, premiered both on KROQ in Los Angeles and Zane Lowe’s Beats 1. Hear it below, but not before checking out the cover art, and reading what Empire Of The Sun’s Lord Nick Littlemore says about the track in an interview with KROQ’s Kevin & Bean, via Stereogum:
“It was about this girl I knew when I was a kid called Alice D who was kind of a wild child. She did all kinds of crazy things. There’s an Australian film called The Year My Voice Broke, I don’t know if you’re familiar with it, but there’s a girl in that that kind of lives a mysterious life. We wanted to write a song that captured the innocence and bravery of youth, and being a teenager, and having these kind of experiences where you throw caution to the wind and you try things for the first time.”