Disco Fries Release “Head In The Clouds” Ft. 311’s Nick Hexum, Announce Mini Album ‘Autonomous’


When we previewed Disco Fries‘s ingenius collaboration “Head In The Clouds” with 311‘s front-man Nick Hexum, it was clear they were onto something special. We had assumed it was part of a much larger picture, and now it’s confirmed.

They are releasing a mini album called Autonomous that will not only feature Nick, but also Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, Breathe Carolina & Hope Murphy.

By the sounds of it, they’ve taken their childhood passions with their booming EDM success and colored outside the lines for one diverse EP. Today, you can pre-order the album and instantly receive “Head In The Clouds” while the full project is available April 6th. We can’t wait to hear the rest.

iTunes: Disco Fries – Autonomous (Mini Album)

Here’s what they had to say about the release:

Sometimes when we make a record, it is clearly meant to remain instrumental, and other times you can envision a singer on it immediately. It’s very rare that the singer that you envision on a track is accessible, inspired by your tune, and turns around a smash within the first week of digging in on writing. We were lucky enough to have all this happen with ‘Head In The Clouds’, and working with Nick Hexum has really been a dream come true. Growing up, 311 was always a staple in Nick’s (of the Disco Fries) CD collection. The band’s hybrid of reggae, rock and hip-hop was both super melodic, and had plenty of edge to appeal to a young teenager in the 90’s. The first concert he was allowed to go to with his friends was 311 and surely you can imagine the impression it made on a 13 year old. Fast-forward to last summer when we were sitting on a one minute clip of the origin of this track and Nick Hexum, 311’s lead singer, popped to the top of our wish-list to sing on the record.After connecting with his publisher(shout out to Jeremy at Downtown!), we sent over what we envisioned for the track, and his team let us know that Nick had just gotten off tour and was taking some time in the studio to dig in on electronic music. The stars couldn’t have aligned any better. We happened to be one of the first acts that gave him a call to work on an electronic tune and the rest was history. We landed in LA a few weeks later, actually just a few days before we met up with Breathe Carolina, and took a drive up to his studio in the mountains. Everything clicked instantaneously and before we knew it ‘Head In The Clouds’ was born.

VERSE 1
From nothing comes nothing
Multiply it by what you please
Because they’re completely vacant
So utterly vacant the eyes become
Relying on something
Scraping up every bit of change
Turning pockets inside out
‘Til it’s finally light out the morning’s come
Was it that something you needed
Confused with something you want
It’s like a pot of gold dropped out of the sky
No one knows why

CHORUS
Let’s keep our head in the clouds
Keep our head in the clouds
You shouldn’t think the world’s holding out
Don’t let your mind go to doubt
Remember what I’m telling you
Let’s keep our head in the clouds
Keep our head in the clouds
You shouldn’t think the world’s holding out
Don’t let your mind go to doubt
Remember what I’m telling you
Let’s keep our head in the clouds

Looking for another satellite
Looking for another satellite

VERSE 2
The sky may be cloudy
They are not here to make rain
But to color the sunset
I don’t mind if I get wet
It’s worth the pain
Digging for silver lining
Mining out every bit I can
Until my fingers are bleeding
and my heart barely beating
That’s just who I am
Sometimes something I needed
Confused with something I want
It’s like a pot of gold dropped out of the sky

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