Introducing Peter Payne and his gloomy new banger, Say When feat. Harley Bird
The Perth-based producer is switching things up, with fantastic results.
Peter Payne is a name anyone worth their salt in the Perth clubbing community will have seen floating around, particularly in the trap/bass worlds. In recent times though he's turned his attention towards production, with a shift towards something a little different, and the results are already pretty exciting. He's just released a new single, Say When feat. Harley Bird (grab it HERE), and we are all about it. It's gloomy as hell, but not in a sad boy way, more like 'Fuck it's 4am at the kick-on and we need some serious vibes' kinda way. We flicked him a few questions to go with the track, which you can check out below:
Tell us about about yourself?
Hi I'm Pete and right now I'm lying on my friend's couch in London with a wicked hangover and a wet towel on my head. I'm from Perth, WA, I've been writing tunes for about 3-4 years and I'm slowly starting to find my sound.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
Musically I've always been pretty diverse, but this new string of tunes/sound I'm going for is more on the chill vibe. Think 40's production meets Mura Masa's vibe.
It all starts with an idea - whether it be drums, a chord progression or a synth, and grows from there. I usually like to get the skeleton down pretty fast and keep building until I'm happy.
Can you tell us about your new single, Say When?
Say When is a special one to me. The beat itself completely changed from the first demo, which had my dad playing guitar on it, a lot of African percussion and a real Hawaii vibe. But once Harley sent me his take on it vocally I instantly knew that the track had to be stripped right back and the spotlight shifted to his amazing voice. I wrote the new demo when I was going through a few changes in my life, a bit of a difficult time, and I definitely feel like I really did connect with it and channel my emotions into the track.
Any shows coming up?
Yes! I'm playing at Halloween Fest with a bunch of really close friends on October 28th!
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
I'm going to be focusing on writing a lot more music. I have another couple of tracks up my sleeve, a few unfinished demos and a stack of new ideas. There's also a few more shows which will be announced later in the year!
Where can we hear more of your music?