With billions of streams, multiple ARIA Awards and massive chart-topping hits between them, PNAU and Empire of the Sun have shaped the global electronic music scene for close to two decades. Now, for the very first time, the two groups have come together on one magical musical creation, ‘AEIOU’ to be released October 12th on etcetc.
Featuring Luke Steele’s unmistakable, other-worldly voice, paired with PNAU’s signature dance floor sound, ‘AEIOU’ is the first new music from Empire of the Sun in seven years and drops just in time for PNAU’s summer festival tour of Australia, alongside PNAU announcing their upcoming sixth studio album, Hyperbolic, to be released in early 2024.
PNAU (Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore) and Empire of the Sun (Nick Littlemore, Luke Steele) have coexisted for years as two of Nick Littlemore’s many artistic ventures but have never officially come together as one before. Nick Littlemore explains why now was the perfect time to bring this fantastical collaboration to life: “This is a dream record for us. We’ve had the idea of a vowels-based song way back before we met Elton, but it never came together until now. It turns out it was worth the wait. And in great style we finally present a collaboration with Empire of the Sun! A voice like no other, let it lead you to the dancefloor.”
Empire of the Sun’s Luke Steele adds, “This song is about not letting the garden of Eden within us all be corrupted by the world.”