During school holidays, my family would go and work on my Grandfather’s farm in Nothern NSW. Having just bought a new laptop and not having any internet access in the area, GarageBand never stood a chance. I would catch my family while they were sitting around the TV and play them my demos and because they are incredibly polite, they said they were good!
I have just purchased some very sexy studio monitors and am setting up a small home studio to begin writing an EP for release in early 2021. I have also been really excited to find some other Australian artists to work with, either as a feature or to co-produce.
I was really loving the amazing music coming out from Golden Vessel and wanted to create a similar sort of electronic pop track with some toplines that you could sing/rap along to at home! For the chorus, I wanted an off-kilter sort of Flume’esque synth sound and reworked the original synth line to create the organic sounding lead synth in the final version. The song is about two friends who become more than friends, leading to love, happiness but eventually ends in trouble.
The track was recorded over a few months at the end of 2019 and early 2020. Although Lucie lives in Brisbane, she was actually on a student exchange studying music in Los Angeles at the time and had to record her vocals in her bedroom. While we would normally record at my University’s recording studio, COVID-19 meant we needed to find an alternative. For Declan’s (Zeplyn) verse, we recorded in a closet at my house on a disgustingly hot day and although the conditions were dreadful, it resulted in a great performance!
I would be absolutely thrilled to work with Emerson Lief, Upsidedownhead, Luboku and Jadu Heart – all have amazing styles and I think working with them would result in some really unique and fun music!
I am hoping to keep experimenting with sounds and styles this year, releasing a few more singles in preparation for an EP in early 2021. I am also trying to collaborate with more local artists and keep working my way into the wider Australian music scene!