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Austel returns with dreamy new single ‘Cut Me Down’

Devon-born London-based artist and producer Austel shares her first new song in two years in the form of shadowy dream-pop single ‘Cut Me Down’.

Marking a new era in Austel’s sound, ‘Cut Me Down’ features glittery analog synths, dreamy layered vocals and a rhythmic conversation between piano and drums. Austel reflects on ‘love lost and lessons learned’, a relationship that ended before it even began, and the struggle in accepting that the person you wanted was never good for you.

The production process began when Austel met artist, producer and engineer Ruby Smith (aka post-dusk) in London. The pair became fast friends, and continued to work on the song remotely between London and Berlin during the pandemic. Accompanying ‘Cut Me Down’ is the B-Side ‘NYC’ – Austel’s luminous cover of Interpol’s single from their 2002 album Turn On The Bright Lights – self-produced using an old synthesizer and vocal harmonizer.


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