Continuing their sensational ride into the new decade, prolific Sydney duo Cosmo’s Midnight today share glistening single “Yesteryear”, out via Sony Music (Australia), RCA Records (USA) &Black Butter Records (UK). Alongside the single comes an official video from the age of isolation, born from a cancelled shoot and the innovative minds of close creative friends.
Infused with 70s pop and a drop of psychedelia, “Yesteryear” lends insight into the burgeoning confidence and trajectory of the twin duo as they continue to evolve from their roots as online-production powerhouses to world-class, multi-skilled live artists. Uplifting lyrics embrace a firm funk bass line and intelligent sonic designs, amplifying falsettos from Pat in his first lead vocal appearance since 2018’s “Polarised”. Laced with complexities and all the sweets from their unmatched style, the track steps forth as their most self-affirming release yet, all the while basking in a moment of nostalgia.
Directed by Jordan Kirk (@xingerxanger), the accompanying visual presents an authentic product of its time, pushing creative limitations in the face of global isolation. Designed from a Zoom brainstorm featuring the act’s behind-the-scenes team, the webcam-shot sequence rides the effervescent soundtrack through all the ingredients in making a music video today, featuring working-from-home production meetings, homemade green screens, animated sequences, choreographed dance numbers, and a whole lot of DIY mischief from the duo. A raw insight into how creatives are operating in today's changing landscape, the video is a tribute to the strength and adaptability of their industry - no matter the circumstance.
Speaking on the track and video, Cosmo’s Midnight say:
“‘Yesteryear’ is a song reflecting back on the years past, the unchanging feelings of youth, growing up and contemplating the future. We tried to blend these feelings into the production by drawing inspiration from older pop records as well some more progressive records. Although it seems a lot of thought went into it, ‘Yesteryear’ came about really quickly and naturally.”
Cosmo’s Midnight kicked off 2020 by making their debut in triple j’s highly coveted Hottest 100 countdown with the floor-shaking, gold-certified single “C.U.D.I (Can U Dig It)”. The release of “Down For You” with global pop phenomenon Ruel shortly followed, which has since seen over 12 million online streams/views to date, strong global playlisting support, a premiere and addition on triple j, and a live debut at Sydney’s Laneway Festival. 2019 was equally monumental for the duo, with performances at Splendour in the Grass, nation-wide festival tours of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Listen Out, and sold-out headline shows in the US, Asia and major Australian venues on a national tour. As well as making their debut on triple j Like A Version and ABC’s national TV show The Set, the equally groove-heavy releases “Have It All” feat. Age.Sex.Location and “It’s Love” feat. Matthew Young saw the twins dip further into new directions after cementing their reputation at the pinnacle of Australian left-field sound with 2018’s What Comes Next. The debut, triple j Feature Album now holds gold-certified favourites “History”, “Talk To Me” and “Get To Know”, and featured the likes of Winston Surfshirt, Buddy, Jay Prince&Tove Styrke.
“Yesteryear” marks a thrilling curveball in the Cosmo’s Midnight story, and sets the stage for the road ahead as the duo hone their craft and assume their most solid sonic identity yet. Oozing timelessness, don’t miss catching the new one from Australia’s most beloved twin producers today, ahead of new music and more exciting announcements to arrive soon.
"YESTERYEAR” IS OUT NOW VIA SONY MUSIC (AUSTRALIA), RCA RECORDS (USA) & BLACK BUTTER RECORDS (UK)