Aussie duo Empire of the Sun (a.k.a. The Sleepy Jackson mastermind Luke Steele and 50% of Pnau Nick Littlemore) have a knack for putting out skyscraper sized tunes. On Tuesday, the new single “High and Low” tumbled out into the world for a bit of a frolic. Today, we have another slice of sparkling music to blab about.
The title track for the pair’s upcoming third full-length Two Vines (due out on October 28) is nestled above at the top of this very post for your listening pleasure and ruthless adjudication. Not unlike cuts like “Walking on a Dream” or “Alive,” “Two Vines” has a swelling “end of credits for an ’80s sci-fi movie” glow to it, albeit with maybe a smidge less going on in the immediate thrills department. It’s also the sort of offering that will likely inspire someone that’s tripping balls at your local music festival next year to wave a flag in the nude. (No judgment here if you’re the festivalgoer that’s tripping balls.)
“There was an image we talked about very early on with this record, before we wrote the title track, ‘Two Vines,’ and that was this image of a modern city overtaken by jungle, almost like mother nature taking back the planet,” explained Littlemore on the upcoming record. “All the buildings will turn back to sand. All it will be is nature again. We wanted to make something that reflected the beauty of that, and the wisdom that plants can give us about living harmoniously on this beautiful planet.”
Maybe we’ll even get another Ellen appearance this time around.