Posted on November 13 2020
To mark the release of a regression we can all get behind, Lime Cordiale unveils the official video for Reality Check Please. The sumptuous and breezy new single from Australia’s most prolific duo appears alongside five brand new tracks on 14 Steps To A Better You (Relapse) - a deluxe edition of their ARIA #1 album available today via Chugg Music.
“We had a great time working with director Courtney Brookes on this clip,” says Oli of the video. “After recently returning from living in New York, Courtney has been through a challenging reality check herself. We filmed in a classic Chinese restaurant in Western Sydney and really didn’t have to do much in terms of set dressing. The song is centred around not knowing if it’s you that’s insane or the the world around you. Everyone is going through this at the moment. The song and music video are based around a restaurant setting but you can feel this way wherever you might be - at home, with your parents, in the hospital, the gym...” he adds.
Faced with the inevitable ‘2020’ downtime in the lead up to the release of their second album in July, Louis and Oli remained productive throughout this period writing six new tracks for Relapse that is arguably some of their best work to date.
“It didn’t feel like we were writing for another album, these songs felt like unfinished business. We’re excited to be able to deliver six new ‘steps’ for those that didn’t feel fulfilled with the self-help guide we’d already given. For those that have relapsed, this one’s for you,” muses Oli of Relapse.
11 years in the making, 2020 has been a watershed moment in the Leimbach brothers’ life. They recently topped the ARIA Award nominations board with eight nods including Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Release and Best Group. Their second studio album landed at #1 on the ARIA album chart in July, with the highest first week sales for an Australian artist album in 2020, claimed the triple j feature album and J Award Australian Album Of The Year nomination.
Boasting a string of outstanding hook laden singles including Dirt Cheap, Money, Robbery, Inappropriate Behaviour, Addicted To The Sunshine, On Our Own and Screw Loose, 14 Steps To A Better You is a navigation device for those who got lost, a parody of self-help books and its songs represent “lessons” on how to be your best self. With over 194 million streams combined, high rotation on US College Radio, airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a mammoth four songs under 40 in the triple j Hottest 100 of 2019, 14 Steps To A Better You has cemented Lime Cordiale’s position as one of nation’s most beloved acts.
With recent performances as special guest for Tones and I in North America and confirmed to perform at Splendour in the Grass 2021, Lime Cordiale’s wildly enthusiastic following has seen them play more than 100 shows across the globe in the 18 months, including 27 sold-out performances on their recent Speakeasy tour, earning a fierce reputation for one of the most talked about live shows in the country. After taking the stage last weekend for Great Southern Nights, next, they’ll perform rescheduled sold-out performances in Adelaide and Brisbane.