(Los Angeles, CA – December 7, 2023) Following on from their 80s disco sample flip in “Gimme Some More,” Cosmo’s Midnight return with their latest collaboration, “Borrowed Time” featuring Forest Claudette – out now via Sony Music Australia/RCA Records. Listen HERE.
With a knack for undeniably catchy basslines and anthemic synths, Cosmo’s Midnight has team up with ARIA Award winner, Forest Claudette, the track exudes an unbridled joy and body moving rhythms that instantly get stuck in your head. Taking an optimistic view on a long-distance relationship, “Borrowed Time” sweetens the bitter reality that exists with long distance relationships and instead, imagines the blissful reunion.
Cosmo’s Midnight on the single, “In a way, ‘Borrowed Time’ started out early last year, we were in our own session doing our own thing and Forest Claudette was next door doing their own thing. Suddenly they bust down the door without warning and tracked down some insane, one take vocals on a demo we were mid writing. We were just blown away in that moment and knew we were gonna write a song together. We ended up meeting in proper backstage at Ruel’s album tour and ended up talking real deep real quick, about long distance relationships and the struggles that come with them. They ended up coming over to our house and tracked the vocals in our kitchen. Although they haven’t sung over our style of music before, Forest glides over this track with their effortless melodic and lyrical flow, as well as knack for storytelling and imagery, it was such a pleasure to work with this beautiful human.”
Forest Claudette on the single, “‘Borrowed Time’ tells the story of how I met my partner and the long-distance relationship that has followed. I’m so grateful to Pat and Cosmo for bringing me into their creative world. It was a really warm and enjoyable collaboration, a nice long walk in the sun, writing from their home studio and learning tricks on their toy switchblade. Listening back, I’m really proud of this record.”
“Borrowed Time” follows on from the duo’s recent single, “Gimme Some More” feat. Shungudzo. Collectively, these singles marked the first taste of new music since their 2022 singles “Bang My Line” featuring Tkay Maidza and “Can’t Do Without My Baby.” Prior to this, the pair released their ARIA-nominated sophomore album Yesteryear, following on from their critically acclaimed debut album, What Comes Next. Additionally, the duo has collaborated with artists such as KUČKA, BAYNK, Yung Bae and many more, culminating in a whopping half a billion streams across their entire catalogue. Beyond their own music, the pair have worked with an incredible line-up of talent, having produced for global superstars BTS on “Fly To My Room” as well as remixes for the likes of Flume, HONNE, Goldlink and more.
Forest Claudette’s music is a comfort for the restless mind. Writing their first song at age 15, the now 24-year-old powers through life’s growing pains with diaristic song writing—using their thoughtful take on alternative R&B and pop to confront their place in this world. Their 2023 sophomore EP, Everything Was Green earned them two ARIA Awards for Best Cover Art and Best Soul / R&B Release. An enigmatic and passionate performer, Forest has supported the likes of Ruel and Lastlings, and graced the stages of Splendour In The Grass, Yours and Owls.
Cosmo’s Midnight and Forest Claudette have effortlessly distilled their distinct sounds into “Borrowed Time,” delivering a shimmering disco number. Stay tuned for more to come from Cosmo’s Midnight in 2024.
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