Exhibitionist's Sway is one of 2018's best Australian singles
Named one to watch in 2018, the Sydney musician has our jaws dropped with her latest - out now through Future Classic.
At the start of this year, we named Sydney's Kirsty Tickle - better known under her musical alias Exhibitionist - as one to watch in 2018, and there's a reason for that. With just two singles, Hands and Motionless, Tickle promised to bring something new to Australia's electronic/pop market, combining exceptional songwriting and captivating lyricism with woozy productions that have been twisted and turned by artists like Willaris K. and Thrupence for official remixes. Her latest, the LUCIANBLOMKAMP-co-written Sway, executes everything we were hoping to hear from the musician in one tidy three-minute parcel, and it's one of the best, if not most captivating, singles to come out of Australia so far this year.
Above a brooding, yet untypically upbeat production crafted by Jonathan Boulet, Exhibitionist feels more bold and confident as ever. Her hazy vocal, as strong as ever, is shaded by this intriguing darkness that is unsettling yet warm, especially when paired with the dynamic production that lurches underneath. "Sway is about feeling tangled up in someone, and wanting to fold into them completely, while futilely trying to guard your heart in the process," she says on the single. "Wrote it in Melbourne over two days about a man I adore who has this beautiful, bright personality that sometimes makes my own flaws feel very exposed. It’s a personal reminder to be open to love, and to stop pushing against it even when things feel a bit unsteady." Get swept up in the beauty below:
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