“There was this crazy and eerie atmosphere I clearly recall. This event I tried to embed in a story of two lovers spending the night before an impending catastrophic incident,” Milutin Krasevic / Bones In Butter.
"We're heavy on the retro vibe. Although I have a modern computer-based studio, I don't really use any sounds that weren't around in the 70s and we try to reflect that with our visual aesthetic too. It's not a conscious choice, it's just what moves me. The lyrics will generally have a story, but they’re not the focus of the song, as it's more about the sound and creating a vibe." Clive Mead/Silverlux
"My upcoming single 'Rainbows & Sunshine' is about our life online. How unreal and confusing it can be, how lonely it can make us. It’s a reminder to myself and whoever wants to remember with me, that our hearts want to be loved for the messed up human beings that we are, that we need a real connection between us to be healthy, not just a WIFI connection.".
"Thrill of it is about the chemistry that you feel with someone that you shouldn’t, but there is an addictive electrification that you get when you are with them, and you can’t stay away. You know you should, but you don’t. It’s a type of torture, a self punishment that you put yourself through when you are with them because you know you can’t be with them, but the pain feels so good that you don’t turn away." Holly Wild
"Outside Voice is about personal growth & boundary setting. It's about learning where your responsibilities lie & sitting with the understanding that not all people are our friends, even when they smile brightly & offer us our perception of love. It's about confronting who we are in the face of the way others see us & shouting loud truths while letting sleeping dogs lie." Ali Bean
Fly fell into the Catergory of tunes that I get quite lucky with. I had the full song written in under and hour. It’s a reminder to myself and anyone else to keep going through tough really. We all go through them. The chorus states - Finn Forster
So even if it may be saddening to think that there was no love to begin with and you may have been a fool the whole time, "When It Wasn't" also perks you up with a strong burst of energy, helping to see it as a lesson and to move on. Hold your head high and carry on!
"Amicably is about me coping with the breakup. I wanted to write a song that had a “screw you, your loss” type of feel but I wanted to do it in a manner that shows that I actually care and the whole nonchalant vibe is just an act and a way for me to cope." Ben Orrvick / Kahone Concept
"“Rise Up” is top-notch and sits proudly as a very good example of electronic music that has been produced by someone who understands their craft. This probably comes down to Little and Poulton’s longevity in the Australian music scene but listening to “Rise Up” feels so satisfying with its homage to nostalgia and its ability to take electronic and organic elements to create a track that feels fresh."
I simply hope that people can enjoy listening to my songs. I have high aspirations for my music: that it helps people feel seen, heard and understood, and that it inspires people to reflect on their relationships and priorities. But more than anything, I want it to be something beautiful in their lives - even if it's no more than a pleasant song in the background of their days. Jonathan Harrington