Filipino-Australian artist daine explores her love of hyper pop on the infectious new single 'boys wanna txt' featuring ericoda.
Produced by Dylan Brady of the pioneering duo 100 gecs and Ryan Jacob, and featuring scene stalwart ericoda, 'boys wanna txt' takes daine's traditional formula and forces it into warp speed. Presenting her own take on another burgeoning online sound and set to a frantic cacophony of digitised bleep tones and crushed 808 hits, the track’s production adds new colour to daine’s usually soaring sonic palette; a hyperactive moment of madness amongst the serenity that proves daine’s artistic versatility.
Elements of her nostalgia-rendering songwriting remain throughout the song; exploring romantic apathy and a love of material things in a style that recalls the golden era of pop punk alongside her most infectious hook to date, before ericdoa delivers a freeform verse of lovelorn flows that act as the perfect counterpoint to daine’s melodic disinterest.
The track's visual, directed by Oliver van der Lugt (aka Air Max 97) is a hyperreal, internet art indebted look into text-based exhaustion, with daine's romantic indifference reflected within the video's performance as she's seemingly overwhelmed with overstimulating digital imagery. Beaming in from her own room set in outer space, the visual focuses in on online interaction throughout isolation in a fantasy hybrid IRL/URL space.
With a slew of rapturously received singles released throughout 2020, in the space of 12 months, daine has carved a unique niche within the modern pop landscape and is set to sky rocket in 2021.
'boys wanna txt' is out now.
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