In a Corona-blighted year, the Manchester-based creative collective looks to blow away the cobwebs with a bold and resonant bang. A record ultimately about euphoria and escapism; “Fuse” offers a bright and tantalising glimpse of their debut album: ‘Dream Harder’ (out 27 November, via Cosmic Glue).
As frontman Ben Robinson explains:
“[Fuse] is about getting a little older, the world getting on top of you, too much TV and screen time, too much infuriation & self doubt that the media makes worse. Then a fuse is lit, leading to a bomb that explodes with a psychedelic wonderland of a night out. Because of the times we live in this feels like a soundtrack to the journey out of lockdown back to the party side of the brain, that can’t come soon enough for everyone in the live music community.”
Harnessing a cataclysm of sounds that owe as much to the snarling post-punk of the Fall as they do to the robotic future-facing electronica of the DFA Records canon, the new single is a fitting introduction to their upcoming album: ‘Dream Harder’; a collection of songs that looks to shake humanity out of the comatose, fearful and isolated world we currently live in and dares to dream of a new and utopian one that awaits tomorrow. With tracks that would feel as at home in a moshpit as they would on a dancefloor, on ‘Dream Harder’ Hello Cosmos look to reunite their long-since departed crowds under one virtual roof.
‘Dream Harder’ is confirmed to feature over 20 collaborators across its 11 songs, including: James Smith – lead vocalist in Yard Act, Ila of Tallsaint & Loux fame, Emma Banks of Galaxians, Emily Ingham of Mi Mye, and many more.
This exhilarating new single also preempts a creative boom of other activity including plans for an album visualiser with animation & augmented reality, a full remix album by an all-star cast of DJ/producer talent, visionary new videos courtesy of Vidzinvader and much more.
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