Oli Sykes has collaborated with emerging Aussie emo-pop star daine on her new single Salt.
Salt sees daine delve deep into the darker side of her alternative roots on a collaboration that came about after Sykes, a longtime fan of daine's, reached out to the young Aussie.
An organic meeting of similarly experimental creative mindsets, Salt is a brooding cut of visceral electronic emo. daine's heaviest work to date Salt marks a return to the genesis of her original sound, with reverberating, fingerpicked guitars weaving in and out of rap-inspired hi-hats, creating a foreboding backdrop for daine and Sykes to weave a vampiric tale of lost love.
The track’s chorus is a sonic blast of unleashed emotion, with both daine and Sykes purging the pain through venomous screams, layered alongside soaring electronic production from Lonelyspeck to make way for the most anthemic hook of daine’s career so far.
A true singalong moment Salt makes for cathartic listening; a sound for those weary with the weight of the world to get lost in, and for those that don’t, it’s an overwhelmingly powerful statement from one of 2021’s most exciting artists.
A complete sensory overload that redefines the sound of emo in 2021, Salt combines the talents of one of contemporary alternative music’s biggest icons with one of its future stars.
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In just over a year, daine has gone from releasing her debut single, to leading a new generation of DIY artists building uncompromising sonic worlds from their own bedrooms. The Melbourne based artist has, at the age of 18, become the new soundtrack for a disillusioned generation navigating life in an unforgiving world.
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