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Just when we thought we couldn’t love Cub Sport any more, they’ve just gone and covered a bit of Harry Styles. Genius!
Cub Sport have been busy, not just indulging in a bit of fan-fantasy with Harry Styles. Over the festive period, the foursome from Brisbane released 333 – a visual triple A-side, consisting of three new tracks with accompanying videos.
The tracks are Hearts In Halves, City of Angels, and Air.
“333 is made up of three songs that fit together to conjure a feeling of deep and healing euphoria…” says Cub Sport front-man Tim Nelson. “It sweeps you up in all-encompassing hypnotic sonics. The chordal and harmonic combinations feel like a pang in your chest – there are forces of beauty, sorrow, growth, pain and joy. It’s uplifting, renewing and feels good in a holistic way.”
“This release feels very significant…” continues Nelson. “It feels like it has the energy of a whole album – there’s a message and a feeling within these songs. It’s powerful, it’s palpable, it feels good, and that’s why it needed to exist.”
City of Angels
Hearts in Halves
I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life
This track is a collaboration with Darren Hayes, who rose to fame as part of Savage Garden.
“I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life is a song about happy crying…” explains Tim Nelson. “I was filled with so much gratitude and happiness and pride for how far we’d come.”
“I hope this song can bring hope and light to anyone who’s going through it right now…” continues Nelson. “I spent so many years of my life feeling like I’d always have to hide, letting the horrible things people would say push me further and further from being my authentic self. I know how it feels to want to be somebody other than yourself but this song is proof that you can make it to the other side. You are who you are for a reason and you’re deserving of love and happiness. Hang in there, I promise you it gets better.”
Who are Cub Sport?
Cub Sport are a four-piece from Brisbane, consisting of husbands Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield, together with Zoe Davis and Dan Puusaari.
Party Pill is about falling in love in secret. An expansion of the story told in their 2016 single Come On Mess Me Up, the track dives deeper into how Tim was feeling at the time of writing that song, and falling in love even though he wouldn’t admit it.
“Sam and I first fell in love when we were 17 but I was super scared of what would happen if I came out and decided it’d be better for us to just be friends…” explains Tim Nelson. “This part of our story had been weighing on my heart for a long time and I’d held onto a lot of shame and embarrassment, but I realised last year that I needed to let go. So, I finally turned the pain of those years into something beautiful and it feels like I’m setting myself free.”
The self-titled album, Cub Sport, is the band’s third studio album but the first since the marriage of Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield.
“This is the first body of work I’ve created entirely since being out…” said Nelson. “So, in a way, I feel like this is the first album I’ve written entirely as myself and it feels powerful.”
“It’s about the feeling of being completely exposed while Iʼm still figuring myself out…” says Tim Nelson, talking about Limousine. “Itʼs also an ode to deepening developments in love, sex and spirituality. The end section gives me the feeling of some sort of other-worldly re-birthing or shedding of a former self.”
For the video for this track, singer Tim Nelson describes the concept as an ode to the celebrities who rose from an invasion of privacy and built entire empires out of it.
“I drew inspiration from these icons for both the concept and styling of the clip…” explains Nelson. “For me, Video represents a moment of taking back my power and believing in myself.”
When The Party’s Over
Appearing on Australian radio station Triple J’s Like A Version series, Cub Sport performed a cover of Billie Eilish’s When The Party’s Over,
Cub Sport’s live shows are spectacular and definitely worth making the effort to see.