I'm calling it. I think that the majority of video clips are a bit of a waste of time, almost something to tick off when an artist releases a new single. But when someone does a video right, it adds so much to a song. So, with that in mind, if you're streaming on the playlist - press pause, plug your headphones in tight and click play on the (NSFW) video down the bottom of this review.
"Cut" is the debut from new Melbourne electronic duo Hopium, and even on its own it's a brilliant first release. A dark, emotionally-charged piece of work, this is a track that I'm finding very easy to get hooked on to; there's something unbelievably alluring about it. Waves of unnerving electronica are accompanied by a range of shadowy effects, the ideal backdrop to some of the most brooding vocals you'll come across in awhile (I'm getting a distinct The National vibe vocally).
The incredible accompanying clip is the work of the teams at Floating World Pictures and Superteam Studios (who are also responsible for the single's sharp artwork), and it's been designed to perfection to interact with the deep, dark emotions the track brings up. Stunning stuff on two fronts, and well worth spending a few minutes out of your day on.