Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 October 2017
Celebrating latest single ‘Fake Magic’ recently being certified Platinum and this weeks 4 ARIA nominations, 3 for ‘Stranger’ ft. Elliphant and 1 for ‘Best Group’, Peking Duk have yet again turned to the Swedish pop elite with today’s release of brand new single ‘Let You Down’, featuring electro-pop duo Icona Pop. It is also the first song to feature Peking Duk’s very own Adam Hyde on vocals!
Flowing through the different stages of heartbreak, Peking Duk and Icona Pop have created the perfect break-up song for their generation. With razor-like synths and thundering drum beats, the electrifying rhythm in ‘Let You Down’ beautifully contrasts with both artist’s emotive vocals and sad lyrics.
Peking Duk talk about the inspiration behind the song: “It is loosely based off the story in the movie Candy from Heath Ledger's perspective. We honestly just felt like the happy melodies would be far more interesting with a sad story through the lyrics. Weirdly, the story in Candy is far more relatable than it seems on first glance. Many people are actually in scenarios or relationships where they know they are bringing the other person down. This is the hard part; trying to tell them to leave so you don’t let them down.”
Catch them around the country this summer on one or more of the below dates:
October 14th | The Grass Is Greener, Cairns, QLD
October 21st | The Grass is Greener, Mackay, QLD
November 17th-20th | It’s the Ship, Singapore
December 2nd | Mudtopia, Rotorua, NZ
December 28th-31st | Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC (SOLD OUT)
December 29th-31st | Falls Festival, Marion Bay, Tasmania
December 31st -January 2nd | Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW (SOLD OUT)
January 6th -7th | Falls Festival | Fremantle, WA
Take a listen to 'Let You Down' below!