Today Melbourne duo, Husky, confirm there is third record on the horizon.
Along with the announcement, comes the release of ‘Ghost’ a fresh new sound and dark-pop single. Featuring sizzling synths, electronic drums and soundscape that is simultaneously dreamy and haunting, elated and unnerving, the track progresses with a kind of melodic anxiety typified by the lyrics. Singer-songwriter Husky Gawenda explains the song is about how it felt to return to Melbourne after months of travelling in Europe.
“Melbourne was new to me as it always is when I return from being away,” Gawenda says, “But it was also full of ghosts – remnants of my past life … memories that drifted through my dreams and waking thoughts and became fused and inseparable.”
The single follows last year’s sneak peak of the new album, the angst-tinted ‘Late Night Store‘ which led to a sold-out east coast tour. Now ‘Ghost’ continues the duo’s experimentation into a navy indie rock, departing from the mellow folk sound of their previous album Ruckers Hill.
It was during this period of readjusting to Melbourne life that Punchbuzz was born, and the 10-tracker promises to lead the listener through disorientated nocturnal wanderings, moments of contemplation and magical discoveries. Just like returning to home after a long time, Punchbuzz feels both familiar and completely new.
Punchbuzz is set for release on Friday, 2 June. You can per-order it now.