CLYPSO x RAAVE TAPES - Down To The Wire
16 Apr 2020
Sydney Producer & Vocalist CLYPSO Joins Forces With RAAVE TAPES for New Uplifting Anthem 'Down To The Wire'
With her most recent anthem ‘Sidestep’ on high rotation on triple j, Sydney producer, vocalist and songwriter CLYPSO today drops a playful and upbeat new anthem, ‘Down To The Wire’ featuring joint vocals from Newcastle dance-rock duo RAAVE TAPES. Garnering additional production by Billboard-recognised producer Konstantin Kersting (Tones & I, Mallrat, The Jungle Giants, The Belligerents, and more), ‘Down To The Wire’ feat. RAAVE TAPES is out April 16 via etcetc Music.
‘Down To The Wire’ is a rambunctious tune about a friendship which unexpectedly blossoms into something more. In the words of CLYPSO, “It’s about two childhood best buds that have always had each other’s backs but as they get older they realise that it has turned into something more than friendship and they’re actually perfect for each other. What do they do?!”
Having shared the same bill a few times in recent years, a mutual adoration of each other’s craft formed between CLYPSO and RAAVE TAPES. “I watched them play from the side at a show we were both playing about two years ago and they instantly became my favourite band in NSW. That night I made a mental note that someday I’d make a song they would want to be part of and the song would encompass both of our energies and styles. The result of that was this dance punk bop and I knew it needed to be a RAAVE TAPES feature or nothing at all,” explains CLYPSO.
In unison, RAAVE TAPES share their excitement for the collaboration, “CLYPSO penned this upbeat ‘80s-tinged dance floor anthem and asked us to sprinkle a little RAAVE on top. I’m usually allergic to guitar solos, but CLYPSO teased out my inner shred lord,” shares Joab, one half of RAAVE TAPES. “This is the outro song to an indie coming-of-age flick. It’s sunshine, summer dresses and big toothy smiles. I can’t get enough of it, and it brings up feelings of nostalgia for my youth. It’s the right kind of joyful music we need right now,” adds Lindsay from RAAVE TAPES.
CLYPSO continues her trajectory as a rising and talented artist in the Australian electronic scene. Since exploding onto the scene in 2017 with her breakthrough single ‘YOLO’, CLYPSO has been turning heads as a songwriter, vocalist and producer, having written with the likes of electronic royalty The Avalanches, Kwame, and Konstantin Kersting, as well as gaining a FBi SMAC Award nomination for ‘Breakthrough Artist’, a triple j Unearthed Artist of the Week crown and hitting #1 on the triple j Unearthed Electronic and Hip-Hop chart.
CLYPSO’s energetic and unique live show has also landed her national supports for the likes of PNAU, Channel Tres, and Art vs Science, as well as huge festival plays such as Meredith, Festival of the Sun, Lost Paradise and more.