Continuing to demonstrate versatility and a knack for constructing immersive, dreamy indie soundscapes, Sydney artist ILUKA returns with a bright new single in ‘Fall Apart Again’. Another stride forward from the songwriter and musician for 2019, ‘Fall Apart Again’ is ILUKA at her melodic best. Combining soaring guitars with airy synths, leaving her vocal to charge forward and shine, ILUKA shimmers on the track as she navigates a narrative built on an emotional tug o’ war.
A compelling vocalist with a captivating live presence to match, the last year has been a busy one for ILUKA. First taking out Triple J Unearthed’s competition to support The Rubens on their 2018 tour, then enjoying the release of her dynamic single ‘Closer To You’ earlier in 2019 and supporting the likes of Alex Lahey and Lime Cordiale, retro-pop met a fresh take on contemporary indie sounds as ILUKA properly hit her stride. For this, her new chapter, ‘Fall Apart Again’ is an exciting snapshot of ILUKA’s creative growth and continued embrace of bright pop sensibilities.
Collaborating with The Preatures’ Jack Moffitt on production once again, ILUKA ventured down a confident creative path in creating ‘Fall Apart Again’ up at Sydney’s One Flight Up Recording Studios. The end result? Easily one of ILUKA’s brightest efforts to date. “A song I am a little terrified to release into the world because it is so painfully close to my heart. What to say… heartbreak, love lost. There’s no human words to articulate it. To do it justice. I wrote this on the eve of the end. When I knew it was over but I couldn’t say those words.” ILUKA
This classic-meets-fresh aesthetic continues to thrive with the official music video for ‘Fall Apart Again’. With ILUKA front and centre, performing under intense red lighting and haze, the focus never strays from that vocal strength. Hypnotic and captivating, ‘Fall Apart Again’ has been brought to life by director Victoria Thompson and cinematographer Emma Paine. “I had this idea of making the video my final goodbye. My final let go. I wanted it to be based around a single performance of me singing into camera as if I was singing to the man I wrote this song for. It was an intense process but also very cathartic”. ILUKA
PRAISE FOR ILUKA
“When ILUKA uploads new music, I always listen. And I always have a good time too – this one is like a choreographed disco routine and ILUKA knows all the right steps.” Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Closer To You’, 2019)
“Some classic elements in here brought forward to now, it’s a good blend ILUKA.” Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Closer To You’, 2019)
“Complete with punchy drum lines and hooks for days, it’s instantly one of ILUKA’s most captivating singles to date.” Happy Magazine
“Renowned for her signature retro-pop sounds and a voice that commands attention, ILUKA stands strong as one of Australia’s home-grown revolutionaries.” POPHRT
‘Fall Apart Again’ is released Friday 12th July 2019