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Cosmo’s Midnight Share Hazy New Single, ‘Idaho’

“‘Idaho’ is a funky and laid back song about the ‘grass is greener’ syndrome,” Cosmo’s Midnight explain of the track.

Sam Whiteside*

Just weeks after announcing the release of their forthcoming record Yesteryear, Cosmo’s Midnight have given fans the latest taster of the new album, sharing “Idaho” today.

While What Comes Next served as the debut album from Cosmo and Patrick Liney, the record’s title was answered by way of a number of singles this year, including the likes of “Down For You”, and title track, “Yesteryear”.

Now, as the pair look ahead to the release of album number two in early October, they’re continued to raise the hype with the release of “Idaho”, a hazy slice of alt-pop with ’70s funk-rock influences, decadent falsettos, atmospheric synths, and slick guitar lines.

“‘Idaho’ is a funky and laid back song about the ‘grass is greener’ syndrome,” the duo explain. “The inability to be content about your current life.

“Sometimes you need to go explore an alternate perspective so you realise how good you’ve really got it. It’s ok to make mistakes cos we’ve got youth on our side. We also recruited Wollongong’s very own Stevan to help out with backing vocals which really just glued the whole song together.”

Cosmo’s Midnight recently announced that Yesteryear will officially be released on October 2nd, with the pair describing it as an album of “personal growth”, and about “reflecting on the past with not only nostalgia but also an element of melancholia”.

“Stylistically we have always looked back to genres our parents introduced to us growing up; disco, funk, psychedelia, alt-pop of the 70s and 80s,” they added. “In Yesteryear we have honed in on that, moving away from overly produced sounds to more organic instrumentation, focused on feeling rather than thinking.”

Cosmo’s Midnight’s “Idaho” is out now, while Yesteryear will be released via Sony Music (Australia), RCA Records (USA) & Black Butter Records (UK) on October 2nd, with pre-orders and pre-saves available now.