Comprised of Sebastian Dutilih and Belle Doron, Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based electro pop duo CUT_ quickly became international sensations across Europe with the release of their rework of Stromae‘s “Papaoutai.” And adding to a growing international profile, the “Papaoutai” rework went viral on Spotify and received quite a bit of airplay across Europe — and as a result of the growing attention the Dutch electro pop duo were receiving, they caught the attention of the renowned indie label [PIAS] Records, who recently signed Dutilih and Doron to an international deal.
After signing to [PIAS] Records, the duo retreated to the French Alps to work on new material and the first single from those sessions is the Leo Abrams co-produced single “Tune In Tune Out,” a single consisting of a propulsive yet shuffling production featuring handclap led percussion, stuttering boom-bap-like drum programming, cascading layers of synths with Doron’s sultry, jazz-like vocal stylings and an infectious hook in a song that feels mischievously, coquettish and bold while possessing a radio-friendly feel — but just under the surface is a subtly dark undertone. As the duo explains in press notes “we want to belong to both worlds; the dark alternative electronica that excites us, as well as forward-thinking pop that sticks our heads . . . we’re always trying to combine our love for the two.”