Watch: I Am The Cosmos – Letting It Go


Masters of the oblique, Dublin electronic duo Ross Turner and Cian Murphy AKA I Am The Cosmos have never been in the trade of empty self-promotion. Have grew up in the suburbs of the city together before forming in 2010, the pair have just unveiled their first ever music video for galvanic new cut ‘Letting It Go’. Directed by long-time IATC collaborator Dorje De Burgh – himself a masterful photographer with an eye for wonderfully cabalistic imagery – it’s a mesmerising accompaniment drawing inspiration from rare footage of Arthur Russell.

Touching on the track’s subject matter, Turner said, “The lyrics are a reaction to social dynamics – people playing games with each other [instead of having] open, honest interactions. People can naturally be deceptive but sometimes it can be harder to […] decide whether someone is putting their own insecurities in the way. Best to consciously get past it and let it go.”

‘Letting It Go’ is out now via London’s Happy Valley Records.

Head’s up: video contains strobes.

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