Melbourne’s Teeth & Tongue otherwise known the musical project of Jess Cornelius have today shared an album preview in the form of a reworked version of their 2015 single ‘Cupcake’. Shared via the bands social media this afternoon ‘Cupcake Revisited’ provides a preview and signifies a change in musical direction for the next Teeth & Tongue record which will be released in September 2016.
Of her reasons to rework ‘Cupcake’ to fit with the aesthetic of the new record Cornelius says:
“We wanted to put ‘Cupcake’ on the new record because it hadn’t been released as part of an album before – we’d just recorded and released it as a standalone single. But it became clear pretty quickly that it wasn’t going to fit stylistically on the new album, even if we re-mixed it. Damian (bassist) suggested we do a new version of it, along the same vein that we’d been arranging the new tracks. We tried a bunch of things but nothing quite worked. It just had too much of a 2/4 rhythm and we couldn’t get rid of that county-sounding vibe, so we kind of decided to just leave it off the record. Then, in the middle of our 9-day recording session for the album, I woke up in the middle of the night with a drum and arpeggio pattern in my head. I wrote ‘No snare!!’ on a piece of paper and went back to sleep. That morning when everyone arrived at the studio we started playing it and after a few hours we recorded it. It was totally unexpected.”