Cheap Cuts will be releasing their fantastic debut single in French, Check Ton Phone, featuring Lou Lou and in Korean, Check Your Phone featuring Kyunghee Jung – both out today, Friday 12th June. The duo originally released Check Your Phone featuring Pete Wentz, a month ago and it’s been steadily rising the global charts. Listen to all versions here. To accompany the Korean version, the duo have also released a new video, which you can view here.
Speaking of the French and Korean versions Cheap Cuts have said: “Check Your Phone means the same in English, as it does in French, as it does in Korean. It’s a global phenomenon that everybody understands. We use our phones to socialise, work, date and even protest. On top of that, we’ve got every bit of information in the palm of your hand – no wonder we can’t take our eyes off them. The different language versions of Check Your Phone represent the smart phone as a global phenomenon, which has transformed our behaviour for better and for worse.”
Check Your Phone is a fast-paced, spoken word narration of our personal relationship with our often most prized possession – our phones. What started as a social commentary about phone addiction and a typical day in the life of almost everyone with a phone, quickly evolved into a global, borderless phenomenon. And so, it has led to these multiple language versions.
The original version of Check Your Phone, featuring Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, has broken the Top 30 of the Alternative Chart in the USA and is quickly approaching 1 million streams globally. Check Your Phone was premiered by Zane Lowe’s beats 1 show on Apple Music and scored over 30 New Music Friday playlists on Spotify. The track has also been played regularly on the UK airwaves with support from Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Radio 2’s Jo Whiley and more. You can listen to the original version here.
With the ethos of the pop art movement, Cheap Cuts are an electronic, shapeshifting, concept led, rolling creative project harking back to the big-beat genre. Cheap Cuts are comprised of multi-platinum selling writer, producer Jonny Harris and critically acclaimed writer, producer and composer Jack Leonard. Cheap Cuts were formed last year when Jonny and Jack came together on a very special project. Working from Cheap Cuts Corp at The Ghost House, Butchers Lane in London, the pair quickly wrote first single Check Your Phone.