Continuing the momentum from their highly-celebrated, ARIA-nominated sophomore album, Yesteryear, and recent single and video, “Titanic”, today Cosmo’s Midnight return with “Can’t Do Without (My Baby)”, out via Sony Music (Australia), RCA Records (USA) & Black Butter Records (UK).
Starting off with a vibrant guitar riff, interweaved with an infectiously catchy hook sampled from 1970s American soul singer Tommy Tate’s “I Can’t Do Enough For You Baby”, the duo set the summertime vibes alight with their latest effervescent masterpiece. “Can’t Do Without (My Baby)” continues the pair’s slam dunk run of singles and collaborations across 2021, incorporating palettes of electronic and funk production, and jumping between horns, soothing synth pads and tropical drum breaks. Opening with the discovery of the single in the depths of a vinyl store, the music video directed by Harry Scott follows the separate journeys of a group of friends as they navigate vibrant streets to meet at an underground DJ set, by the twins themselves. Capturing the euphoria of friendship, good music, and a city day with endless possibilities, the story unfolds as the perfect visual partner.
It’s strange how people can be nostalgic for eras they’ve never experienced, for ‘Can’t Do Without (My Baby)’ we wanted to capture the feel of coming of age at the turn of the millennium (even though we were just lil babies at the time) when house music was in its golden age. It was celebratory and ecstatic, which is something we really try to bring out in our tunes. This song is really a celebration of that, which feels especially poignant to us, as we all emerge from 24 months of self reflection, isolation and anxiety. – Cosmo’s Midnight
“Can’t Do Without (My Baby)” follows the duo’s debut Best Dance Release nomination at the 2021 ARIA Awards for Yesteryear, an achievement testifying to their masterfully developed production prowess and evolving sound. 2021 also saw the brothers reach 349M worldwide streams to their discography, and secure not only a gold certification for “Talk To Me” feat. Tove Styrke, but their career-first platinum certifications for “History”, “Get To Know” feat. Winston Surfshirt and triple j Hottest 100-placed favourite, “C.U.D.I (Can U Dig It)”. Having already worked with the likes of Ruel, BTS, Winston Surfshirt, Asta and more across their career, in 2021 Cosmo’s Midnight also firmly cemented their place as one of Australia’s most sought-after production acts. Before the year was out, the duo worked with a laundry list of artists to craft a slew of irresistible releases, including “Feel Good” with Jitwam, “How Does It Feel” with BAYNK, recent triple j 1# Most Played hit “Straight Up Relaxin’” with Yung Bae, and their outstanding disco-infused collaboration with Jessica Mauboy on “Glow.” The pair also co-produced on Wollongong multi-instrumentalist Stevan’s “Mr. Pants”, which followed their lone solo release of the year, “Titanic”.
Since making serious waves in the Australian music scene in 2018 with their widely appraised, triple j Feature Album debut, What Comes Next, the multi-instrumentalist, songwriting and production act have sold out shows at home and around the globe. Having kept busy to the close of 2021 with sets at Wildlands Festival, Beyond the City on NYE, Lost Disco on NYD, and even South Korea’s virtual Busan International Rock Festival in October, the pair will expand their impressive resume of electrifying live shows throughout 2022, next heading around Australia when they support Flight Facilities in March and April on their FOREVER Tour.
With a proven reputation as one of Australia’s most beloved electronic acts, tune in as Cosmo’s Midnight resurrect the sun-soaked, party vibes this February for “Can’t Do Without (My Baby)”.