For Melbourne indie-electro group PRETTYBLEAK, their first single out the gate is anything but. A strong and vibrant cut of music that demonstrates the musicality of the group, ‘Jawline’ is a dose of where the band is heading into, in the New Year. Hedonistic and thriving on some insatiable electro-driven pop melodies, ‘Jawline’ as PRETTYBLEAK’s debut, it is a defining effort and statement of intent.
Developing their new music between vocalist Sam Thomas’ home studio and Homesurgery Recordings in Melbourne, PRETTYBLEAK brought engineer Jon Grace (Bakers Eddy, Dear Seattle) onboard the project to add some mixing finesse to tie up its final form. A final form that is marked by dark pop synths, soaring vocals and expert production layered throughout.
A song driven by a desire for sonic experimentation, ‘Jawline’ is the result of flipping the script and approaching songwriting differently. “The song is about finding a personal balance between vanity and pragmatism. Being able to utilise hedonism and direct it towards something beneficial, rather than frivolous or trivial. I wrote and recorded two and a half different demos of this song before I finally got it to a place where I was happy with the blend of interesting pop conventions, and more self-indulgent abstract sounds and compositions. The intention of it was to try and write something that could be seen as a more straightforward kind of mainstream single, without compromising the more unique aspects of the sound.” Sam Thomas, PRETTYBLEAK
Set to introduce themselves to their hometown audience, PRETTYBLEAK will be debuting ‘Jawline’ live at The Grace Darling in Melbourne this November.
PRETTYBLEAK ‘JAWLINE’ LAUNCH DATE
Friday November 15th Grace Darling Hotel Melbourne with Maz Green, Modern Opera