Berlin/Antwerp-based electronic duo David Anthony Curley and Joe Furlong debuted with a trilogy of music videos for their first songs, and then releasing the grandscale opulence media of ‘Oíche / Back on My Bullshit’.
Today, The Cope announce their debut album Dancer, is to be released on Friday December 8th 2023, and they have shared a new song and video shot in Antwerp.
The Cope will play a full audio-visual show in The Complex, Dublin on Thursday December 7th with tickets going on sale this Friday October 27th.
Watch the video:
“Find Another Way” draws inspiration from some of our favourite 90’s dance tracks, in particular it mirrors the themes of heartbreak and desire found in Rui Da Silva’s “Touch Me” and Robin S’ “Show Me Love”. A desire for connection is the most human of all needs. It can be very easy for what was once a deep love to be lost over time, maybe due to complacency, communication breakdown, or just through life getting in the way. It’s in these moments that we’re forced to ask ourselves if the energy required to fix the fractures is worth expending. Memories can be all consuming, which makes it even harder to know when to let someone go, “Find Another Way” asks what can be done to keep a love alive when all else seems to have failed.”Joe Furlong, The Cope.
The video is a 90s throwback and was co-directed by The Cope’s David Anthony Curley and U2 photographer Ross Andrew Stewart.
“The energy of the track brought me back to classic cityscape videos of the 90s, like The Beastie Boys’ ‘Shake Your Rump’ or The Pharcyde’s ‘Drop’. We knew we would need an incredible mover to match the heat of the vocal, and Niharika Senapati did just that, she is a true artist. In the end it was just a really fun day running around Antwerp, Belgium, and figuring it all out as we went.”David Anthony Curley
The album was written and recorded in The Clinic Recording Studios, Dublin over the course of 18 months from mid 2020 into 2021 with production by the duo, mixing by James Eager and Mastering by Stuart Hawkes of Metropolis Studios, London. Additional vocals were provided by Miche Moreno, Shiv, Sorcha Richardson, Ciara O’Connor and Theodora Byrne.
The Cope – Dancer Tracklist:
- I Am Stretched on Your Grave
- End of Time
- True Romance
- Back on My Bullshit
- Lonely Louder
- Find Another Way
- Passed Out
- Solas Solace
- Revolution 636
- Forever Me
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