Words: Dylan Murphy
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David Anthony Curley and Joe Furlong AKA The Cope, have shared their new album Dancer alongside a stunning new short film. Made up of twelve tracks, the record was conceived during lockdown with the intention of being a cohesive glue as dancing returned and communities came together again.
Adept at world building, it’s no surprise that the pair would provide additional works around the album. They teamed up with writer and director Jamie Delaney to create a short film, set across the beautiful settings of Donegal that features music from the record. Spanning 17 minutes, it pulls together three videos highlighting the extreme pressures felt by people in Ireland in the face of a housing crisis and a cost of living crisis. While their short was premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh, their video for ‘Oíche / Back on My Bullshit‘, also secured Best Dance Film at the Cannes World Film Festival. Click here to watch the film.
Speaking on the album, the duo said, “We had two goals in mind. Firstly, we wanted to create music that we ourselves would want to hear when people could finally return to the dance floor. Secondly, we wanted to craft the kind of music that compels people to dance, creating an immersive experience that captures the diverse moods of a night out.”
It comes after the pair released the video for ‘Find Another Way‘.
Listen to Dancer below:
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