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Tragically no breakup is ever pretty. It hurts even more when you’re the one in the relationship who gets left with all the burn marks. Thankfully we have people out there like Cleopold who make…er…upbeat breakup songs to ease the pain and dance away your sorrows.
Proving to be a natural fit to Chet Faker’s label, Cleopold deliver deep, sensual vocals that make desperation sound enchanting in Down In Flames. The crooner takes you on a soulful ride through an alluring and heartbreakingly honest journey.
Recently joining the family with Chet Faker and Thrupence‘s label Detail Co., Cleopold has made his label debut with his track Down In Flames. The Melbourne singer songwriter is based in Los Angeles where he is planning a debut EP under the boutique record label. He also has the keys to Chet Faker’s Melbourne recording studio – something that we all secretly want to posses. He will be returning to Australia in August to tour with good pals and indietronica band, Miami Horror, but for now, the mellow artist has given us a taste of the smooth and smouldering tracks that are yet to come.
You may recognise the long-haired blonde beauty in Miami Horror’s Love Like Mine and Colours in The Sky film clips sporting an immaculate moustache. He has collaborated with the likes of Bag Raiders, Chet Faker, and also Cassian in his electro pop club hit Running. He has even contributed his compositional skills for Roman Coppola films among others. One man, so many talents. Cleopold is a name that has been floating around for a while, feeding off and adding to the talents of others, but now is his time.
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Triple J has been showing Down In Flames plenty of love recently. And what else could you expect with such a beautifully crafted song? Cleopold’s soulful crooning drizzles over the soft drum track, sleek percussion and purr of the bassline. Playing with some pretty dark themes, the slow-burning song encompasses a raw honesty about an unrequited love that is super catchy in its swirling chorus. The trickles of minimalistic funk and R&B are smooth and confusingly seductive. Whoever knew a break-up song could be so sexy? “Get your hand off my shoulder!/Don’t kiss me, it’s over” might slightly ruin the mood with your partner but it makes you realise it’s about a tragic love story that comes from a shattered past.
Check out Cleopold supporting Miami Horror on his All Possible Futures tour later this year, alongside guests Young Franco and Joy.
Friday August 7th Villa, Perth
Saturday August 8th Uni Bar (AA), Adelaide
Thursday August 13th ANU Bar, Canberra
Friday August 14th Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday August 15th Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Friday August 21st 170 Russell, Melbourne
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