Music from the Heart

The Cope - True Romance (single)

Known within the music industry for their work behind the scenes but now stepping out with their own unique musical & visual project, electronic producers David Anthony Curley and Joe Furlong arrive with their debut single and self directed video for "True Romance"  and announce themselves as The Cope. Based in Dublin and Berlin, the songwriting, producing, film making, audio-visual artist pair, have been crafting their sound since meeting at an impromptu karaoke party in late 2019. Frantically YouTubing songs like Work It by Marie Davidson, Never Come Back by Caribou and Intergalactic by Beastie Boys, their karaoke party turned into a dance party as songs from The Blaze, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, Soulwax, Rüfüs du Sol and Justice were added to the mix.

About the single and video, director Curley says “Mirroring the themes of the track, the film is a meditation on love, isolation and control. We wanted to create a visual accompaniment to accentuate the listening experience and so we teamed up with acclaimed Belgian based Irish choreographer Zoë Ashe-Browne.
Marrying film, music and dance elevates each art form to a higher plane, and this is something we are very passionate about.”
The last 2 years have seen us starved of dancing and human connection. Creating this music throughout 2020 and 2021 was a way for Curley and Furlong to tap into the feeling of collective catharsis when they couldn’t see their friends. “If this music can facilitate people reconnecting with those moments then our job is done,” says Furlong. “All we want to do is make people dance.” Recorded and produced by the duo at The Clinic Recording Studios, Curley’s recently opened studio in Dublin, mixed by James Eager, and mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis Studios, London, True Romance is perfectly placed to soundtrack the dancefloors of 2022 and beyond.

Wrapped in dreamy soundscapes, the lyrics aren't extensive yet even with those few direct lines they say more than someone else with four verses. Meditative melody at first slowly turns into an upbeat dance melody. This marks the start of something bigger.

 "Your endless time on our song,
As you think aloud.
You edge your life from mine,
And I can’t live without you."

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