Australian prog-disco outfit Midlife have announced their third album, Chorus, which will be out March 1 via Heavenly. “Chorus is about a coming together of disparate elements. Not in some sort of utopian aesthetic where everything works perfectly, but in the natural flow and state of things,” says the band’s Jim Rindfleish. “It’s about cosmic compatibility and chemistry: what makes things work? Not just what makes the band work, but what makes good music, art or love? It’s the rhythm of nature.”
Chorus includes this summer’s “Return to Centaurus,” and Mildlife have just shared the album’s new single, “Musica,” which was created after hours and hours of jamming both in the studio and on-stage during the band’s extended encore. Full of swirling vintage synth sounds atop a very groovy four-on-the-floor rhythm section, it sounds like a lost Italian disco 12″ from 1977.
The video, directed by Hayden Somerville, uses the song as a soundtrack for a mini modern noir film. Watch that below.
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