Brooklyn dream-psych duo Corbu have teamed up with one of their heroes, legendary Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin, to create Lost & Found, which they have shared alongside an accompanying video. The track is an upbeat, danceable slice of electronic indie pop, produced by Goodwin as a dubbed-out, reggae-tinged trip to the sun. It serves as the lead for Corbu’s upcoming ‘Lost & Found’ EP, out June 4th via Trash Casual and 3 Beat, which features the song reimagined in four different ways. The track also follows Doves’ latest album, ‘The Universal Want,’ which topped the UK album charts in September 2020. Lyrically, Lost & Found was inspired by Jonathan Graves of Corbu’s experience of the time before he was adopted.
Graves states: “I wrote the chorus to myself, based on my experience of being adopted at 4 months old. I was kind of messed up and couldn’t calm myself down, and I realized a lot of it had to do with the first four months of my life. Your brain is still forming, and it’s an eternity for a baby when you don’t have anyone to connect with. Amanda and I think the song applies to everyone, to some extent – you have to learn to be your own parent and be your own friend.”
Speaking on self-creating the video for the song, he adds: “The video is a Grimm’s fairy tale/mushroom trip in the woods. Jimi’s production on the track is a frenzied collage of samples, so we wanted to capture that same energy visually. We filmed ourselves singing and dancing along to the song at half-speed, all low and evil-sounding, and then sped up the footage to give it the same jittery feel as the vocals. We hope we did it justice.”
You can watch the video for Lost & Found via YouTube below.
You can also stream the song here. To celebrate the release, the band will be hosting a free, ticketed livestream with a performance by Corbu and a conversation about the making of the track with Jimi Goodwin. Tickets are available now at https://smarturl.it/corbuandjimilive.
More about Corbu
Corbu is the music and visual art made by a grown-up choirboy-turned-psychonaut, and a hairstylist/lyricist who had never touched an instrument until she was playing on a Jumbotron at Austin City Limits. Jonathan Graves and Amanda create dirty, electronic dream-pop as a kind of medicine, trying to lure their audience deeper into their own subconscious while giving them something to sing along to. Jonathan has written a number of Corbu songs in his dreams, and Amanda contributes real-world, “non-musical” samples and textures that push and pull against the pop song format, as they occasionally dive off a cliff together into a pool of abstraction and ambient noise. Corbu has toured with Bloc Party, performed with Goldfrapp, played at Austin City Limits and Electric Forest festivals. After releasing a pair of singles in 2020, Lost & Found marks Corbu’s proper comeback following their debut album Crayon Soul, mixed by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Neon Indian).