- 30 Nov 22
The Cope's new EP, featuring 'End of Time' lands ahead of their debut headline show at The Button Factory, Dublin on December 9th.
Dublin/Berlin based electronic duo The Cope (David Anthony Curley & Joe Furlong) have released their self-titled EP with the hypnotic, powerful new single 'End of Time'.
The track is a meditation on the doubt that can form in the most intimate of relationships, and the accompanying music video is the final in a trilogy accompanying the EP, developed in collaboration with acclaimed writer/director Jamie Delaney.
“End of Time was the first track we wrote from the EP," The Cope explain. "Initially written as a simple four chord song on the Fender Rhodes, the addition of Roland 808 and 909 drum machines helped to inform the direction of our overall sound. Experimenting further, we built upon the beauty of the Rhodes part by doubling it with deep and rich sounds from a Moog One, and thus a clear sonic direction revealed itself to us.
"Lyrically, 'End of Time' is about the fractures that can appear in a relationship as people grow apart over time," the pair add. "With their paths moving in different directions an interrogation of the energy required to reunite those paths is undertaken. The individuals must then navigate feelings of loss, cope with grief and the resulting impact on their mental health. These themes are mirrored throughout all three songs on the EP."
The accompanying music video, taken from an eponymous short film, represents part three of the trilogy of videos. Starring Lauryn Canny as Sadhbh and Diarmuid Noyes as Matty, plus Jeanie Crystal as Aoife, the final video sees Matty and Sadhbh eventually parting ways after a reunion of smoking and narcotics.
The stunning visuals were filmed in Killybegs, Co. Donegal with production from Ronan Cassidy and Greg Burrowes, Carbonated Comet.
When viewed in sequence, these music videos represent an abridged version of the 18-minute short film. The plot of the short reflects the themes and questions that are explored musically within the EP, it is currently touring a number of Irish film festivals and will be available to watch/stream in full early next year.
"You said please don't slow me down / Cause you know I'm not around / You said please don't stop me now / Cause you know we're coming down," the lyrics read, with the couple breaking down their walls as Sadhbh prepares to leave her role.
The Cope play their debut headline show at The Button Factory, Dublin on December 9th, with support from Dublin-based DJ Smallcrab.
'End of Time' was recorded and produced by the duo at The Clinic Recording Studios, Dublin, mixed by James Eager, and mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis Studios, London. Previous singles include 'True Romance' and 'I Am Stretched Out On Your Grave', both out now.
Listen to The Cope EP below.