Cut Copy have announced details of ‘Haiku From Zero’, their first studio album in four years, which will be released on September 22nd (Virgin EMI/Astralwerks). The band have also unveiled the second single from the album, “Standing in the Middle of the Field”. Amid a backdrop of loping kalimbas, cowbells and bubbly synths, lead singer Dan Whitford’s plaintive voice offers some emotional advice: “You gotta give up the things you love to make it better.” The song announces a theme that percolates throughout ‘Haiku From Zero’ – the need to cut through the noise, a desire to focus. Listen to the song below.

So much of this album is about this mosaic of information, images that we’re surrounded by on a day-to-day basis,” says Dan Whitford. “Sometimes it feels like overload, but there’s a weird random beauty in it. The idea of squeezing poetry from chaos was where the title of the album came from – the idea of finding something poetic in the overload.”

Track Listing – Haiku From Zero
Standing In the Middle of the Field
Counting Down
Black Rainbows
Stars Last Me a Lifetime
Airborne
No Fixed Destination
Memories We Share
Living Upside Down
Tied to the Weather