Today, ARIA platinum-selling four-piece,Â Cub SportÂ share their newest single,Â Songs About It out today and released ahead of their forthcoming fifth album,Â ‘Jesus At The Gay Bar’, out Good Friday,Â April 7.Â
The irrepressible new single cuts to the heart of the latest incarnation of the beloved Brisbane four-piece. A piece of euphoric, starry-eyed piano house,Â Songs About It is about getting stuck in a moment of hedonistic, split second joy and memorialising it in the form of pure pop. In a sense, it speaks to the sparkling highs of the Cub Sport catalogue, which has always sought to capture love and beauty in song form. Few Cub Sport songs, though, have manifested like this: with a winking, 90s referencing piano riff and roiling, infectious sub bass,Â Songs About ItÂ charts new territory for the band, the trackâ€™s classic sounding rhythm managing to say just as much as its lyrics.
OnÂ Songs About It, the band says:Â “Weâ€™re super happy to be sharing â€˜Songs About Itâ€™ with the world! It feels so good to venture further into this euphoric new era and going by the reaction at festivals so far, this one has big fan favourite energyâ€¦â€
Cub Sportâ€™s forthcomingÂ ‘Jesus At The Gay Bar’Â represents their fifth album and 10 tracks on what it feels like to move on and run with a new energy through sound and lyricism. From echoes of filtered drum rolls to piano-led synths and airy upper-octave croons,Â ‘Jesus At The Gay Bar’Â represents a progressive dance perspective from the band.Â
Songs About ItÂ joins the bandâ€™s recent singles Keep Me Safe,Â Always Got The Love and Replay.Â The latter two received adoration on release via swift additions to community radio andÂ triple j, and press support fromÂ RUSSH,Â NMEÂ and more, alongside aÂ PAPER Magazine premiere and takeover ofÂ Grindrâ€™s New Music Frigay for the release ofÂ Replay. Meanwhile, Keep Me SafeÂ saw the band featured inÂ BBC Radio 1â€™s Future ArtistsÂ with Jack Saunders, and was named Best New Queer Jam byÂ BillboardÂ alongside widespread press support and a spot onÂ Spotifyâ€™sÂ Glow playlist.
Since their emergence in the early-2010s, Meanjin-based Cub Sport have captivated an avid following with their vulnerable, yet self-confident, output of progressive indie-pop. Comprising Tim Nelson, Sam Netterfield,Â Zoe DavisÂ andÂ Dan Puusaari, the self-managed and self-released act are renowned for their electrifying live performances, having graced stages atÂ Laneway,Â Splendour In The Grass,Â Falls FestivalÂ 2020â€™sÂ AFL Grand Final, andÂ Summer Camp. A national favourite, the band have landed inÂ triple jâ€™s Hottest 100Â five times, and have seenÂ ARIA–Platinum and GoldÂ certification for singlesÂ Come On Mess Me Up, Chasin’ and Sometimes. Boasting over 200 million streams – and including 2020â€™s ARIA #2 album,Â ‘Like Nirvana’Â – Cub Sportâ€™s self-produced discography has garnered praise fromÂ The Guardian, BBC Radio1,Â Rolling Stone,Â Billboard,Â i-D,Â VICE,Â Gay Times,Â The FADERÂ and more.Â
Join the ride with Cup Sport as their continue their new chapter, today sharingÂ Songs About It, ahead of their forthcoming fifth album,Â ‘Jesus At The Gay Bar’.
SONGS ABOUT ITÂ IS OUT TODAY
‘JESUS AT THE GAY BAR’Â IS OUT FRIDAY, APRIL 7 2023
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