Capital Cities ready debut single, ‘Safe and Sound’6 October 2013
“A sonic head rush…beautiful, effervescent electro-pop that absolutely kills it” Neon Gold
“Merges high energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy” Rolling Stone
“A summer jam if ever we’ve heard one” Billboard
Los-Angeles-based duo Capital Cities will release their breakout single, ‘Safe and Sound’, on August 18. Signed to Capitol Records in the US and UK, the band’s euphoric sound is already creating waves internationally, where ‘Safe and Sound’ has gone Top 10 in the Billboard charts, reached #1 in Germany, and spewed several #1s on Hype Machine. It is taken from their forthcoming debut album, ‘In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery’, which features a guest turn from Andre 3000.
Capital Cities – aka Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian – spent a couple of years composing music for adverts, including one that required a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ (approved by Bowie himself). This proved transferable into creating the Capital Cities sound: all carefully crafted melodies, instantly-infectious songwriting, and lead vocals sung in unison, befitting a true partnership.