New Zealand’s own Matthew Young has released a sparkling new alt-pop track that tackles the hard realities and consequences of substance abuse contrasted against a bright and euphoric tune. ‘Like Falling’ looks at good times gone too far in a song that’s wrapped up in teen-nostalgia, instantly creating an emotional connection.
Earlier this month, Brisbane singer/songwriter Tiarne unveiled her latest dreamy track, ‘Flora’. A song about ‘understanding how trauma has ultimately affected the way a person handles their relationships’, the delicate and minimalist track is a haunting, beautiful and honest piece of music. We spoke with Tiarne about her songwriting, what it’s like to bear her soul through music, and her dream dinner party.
Chelsea Warner’s latest release has enthralled many listeners since its release last week. ‘Drama’ – a glowing, late-night, moody R&B track – is seductive, bold and beautiful. With her own blend of alt-pop and R&B, Chelsea Warner is offering honest, guilt-free insights into a young and free temperament. She unashamedly celebrates her fire, admits to her boredom and acknowledges the thrill of attention.
Alt-pop artist Winifred is blinding us in colour. Through a deliciously purple lens, her latest track is a booming, full-bodied, cinematic haze of excitement and drama. ‘Drowning Purple’, and the accompanying video, showcasing Winifred’s love of rhythm and contemporary dance, is a charismatic and enticing blend of electrifying production and spellbinding depth.
Brisbane duo Syrup (a.k.a Harry Pratt and Henry Anderson) have an ability to craft infectious bops that penetrate your system and instantly make you feel good. Full bodied and littered with grooves and hooks, the plucky guitar is a stand out in a track that has all the hallmarks of disco, dance and pop.
Brisbane alt-pop outfit Syrup have returned with their latest exploration into more funk-laden and bass-driven tunes. Bottled up as an instant mood-shifter, Turn is demanding an audience that will sing, clap and dance along with it. On the path to becoming the ultimate festival track of the season, this is a tune to celebrate with – so pop the cork and keep the good times flowing.