Australian trio daste. closed out 2020 with news of their upcoming debut album “dusk//dawn” while also sharing its first single ‘either way’, and they’re coming back to us this month with the album’s second single ‘somebody like you’.
February 26th – The Zoo, Brisbane – FELIVAND’s Nerve EP Launch
A few words that comes to mind while listening to ‘somebody like you’ are “smooth, “dreamy” and “happy”, which is quite a refreshing outcome for something that was written during a time we were all coming to terms with the COVID isolation restrictions…
“This song came about shortly after everyone was coming to terms with the severe necessity of isolation. Not being able to leave the house forced us to start writing songs and ideas on our own which we could eventually work on together. I immediately felt as if I had writer’s block and decided to try making a beat every day in an attempt to break my creative struggle.
‘somebody like you’ was day 26 I believe…I had the beat, chords, verse and a pre-chorus and stopped there. A few weeks later, the three of us were able to get together and work on the ideas we all brought with us. Within a few listens of this particular idea, Tyler says “What if the chorus went like …Youuuuuuuuuu” and at that point I knew we had something very cool going on.
A few months later we had a writing session with Max (aka Golden Vessel) who came down to our Burleigh Heads studio. After a few hours of writing, we exchanged some unreleased music and were lucky enough to send Max the song to work on some additional production and provide the final seasoning.” – Callum MacDonald (of daste.)
‘somebody like you’ is available everywhere now, and Brisbane fans will be lucky enough to catch daste. supporting FELIVAND at The Zoo in February (see ticket link below).
Co-Produced by Callum MacDonald & Maxwell Byrne
Mixing by Callum Macdonald
Mastering by Paul Blakey
Artwork by Hannro Venter
Press Photos by James Caswell