Irish duo Dark Tropics today release their new single and music video for ‘Carnival’, listen here and watch here. Channelling their signature pop-noir sound, the songwriting duo invite you down a twisted path of love and lust, demanding you fall prey to the allure of their summer street party.
Following the critical acclaim of their debut album ‘INK’ (championed on BBC Radio 1 and 2, KEXP, KCRW, BBC 6 Music, Absolute Radio, Billboard, Clash etc) and 2023 singles ‘Midnight 10th Of December’ and ‘I Bet You Can’, Dark Tropics announce their brand new era.
Discussing the making of the single, Dark Tropics say ‘Carnival was written and demoed really quickly and felt completely effortless. The groove seemed to have an immediate swagger and the lyrics danced onto the page. It’s about an intense but fleeting holiday romance; one that stays ingrained in your mind forever.’
The stylised single is a sweeping cinematic slideshow of energising percussion and upbeat bass hooks in the classic pop tradition. Reminiscent of the sound and scope of Florence and The Machine and Haim, Dark Tropics’ newest release is their most ambitious yet. Lyrics dripping with seduction powered by towering vocals and arrangements propel the act into a new era of stadium sized songs.