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Join Empire of the Sun for a Surreal Odyssey on New Single ‘Cherry Blossom’

“This song is about seeing the majesty and beauty that lies before our very eyes”

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Melanie Swerdan

The third single from the long-awaited fourth album from Empire of the Sun is here.

Following recent singles “Changes” and “Music on the Radio”, “Cherry Blossom” has a touching meaning, as one half of the beloved electropop duo, Luke Steele, explains.

“This song is about seeing the majesty and beauty that lies before our very eyes. Making sure you don’t lose what is precious by taking it for granted. It’s essentially a love song – “our souls are sewing our fortune.” Love is a traveller, it has no expiry date, it moves through the expanse of time, to far off places, through far off times.”

Nick Littlemore adds, “It’s about a feeling of newness and new life and new opportunity to bring goodness. If we change ourselves rather than changing the world, then we do change the world.”

You can watch the accompanying music video below. Directed by Michael Maxxis (who also helmed the music video for “Music on the Radio”), the clip offers an immersive journey into very surreal territory, filmed amidst the stunning backdrop of Thailand.

Steele and Littlemore will release their new album, Ask That God, on July 26th. It’s the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Two Vines, which reached the top 10 of the ARIA Albums Chart.

The pair can’t wait to fully unveil their latest work.

“It has been a journey unlike any other that Empire of the Sun has undertaken. We always ‘go there’ when it comes to exploration of both the self and the outside world,” says Littlemore. “This body of work represents the greatest shift in consciousness our world has ever seen and that’s reflected in the music.”

Ask That God is an album we searched for and were thankfully blessed with. We are nothing more than conduits, gathering experience and finding what is meant for the Empire to find,” adds Steele.

Empire of the Sun’s “Cherry Blossom” is out now. Ask That God is out July 26th (pre-save/pre-order here).