Premiere: Bekdö continues to introduces herself with new single, Low Key
Following on from a string of singles last year, the Melbourne-based musician continues to deepen her indie-pop sound.
We've met our fair share of rising pop musicians over the last few years, with the Australian underground seemingly pushing new stars into the limelight on a weekly basis. It's a great thing to see, firstly because the public perception in Australian pop often avoids names like Thelma Plum in favour of your reality TV offshoots and staple favourites, and secondly because these up-and-coming stars are often taking pop music into exciting, unexplored directions with every arrival; their mixing of pop hooks and accessible songwriting ingraining itself with textures across indie, rock, electronica and beyond.
Last year, one pop debut that began to make some waves from Melbourne-based musician Bekdö, who shared a string of singles in the depths of last year and in the process, introduced herself as an exciting force to watch. Laden with the potential and promise of someone emerging out of her shell, the tracks - which included Feels So Good and With Your Heart - were shimmering indie-pop that took a subtle approach to commercialism, combining swirling instrumentals with soft, gentle vocals rich with intimate lyricism that presented Bekdö as one to watch.
Today, she continued to deepen her sound and introduce herself as an exciting new force with her next single, Low Key. Low Key is another knock-out-the-park for Bekdö which continues to step her up not just as a talented force on the live stage - she's recently supported Slowly Slowly side-project Congrats and Nyxen on the live stage - but in the recording studio too; her work both intimate and honest as she showcases a vocal confidence emphasised by the gentle instrumental underneath, which doesn't overload the track or take away from her vocal like many others in the pop space.
"I wanted this track to be super light-hearted and upbeat; a real feel good tune. It’s all the highs of realising you’re falling for someone: knowing it’s all kinda ridiculous but undeniably fun," she says on the track, which also arrives with news that she'll be launching the single at Melbourne's The Catfish on April 18th, joined by special guests Ivoris and Biond.
Stay tuned for more information on that show soon, and dive into Low Key below as it premieres a few days early:
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