Premiere: Perth's Adrian Dzvuke continues to make 2020 his with new song, Darling
Arriving following a string of singles over the last twelve months, the latest one comes ahead of a launch show in Fremantle at the end of July.
It's difficult to find a newly-rising Perth-based musician with a similar amount of excitement behind them as Adrian Dzvuke. Since launching himself into the Perth R&B world and becoming one to watch with his break-out 2019 single Confidence, the musician has only continued to soar and soar, whether it's teaming up with musicians like Mali Jo$e and Otiuh for singles across the last twelve months, or supporting everyone from Tame Impala's Kevin Parker to Triple One (with plenty more in the pipeline too, depending on what happens over the next few months).
It's not too difficult to understand why, either. In recording, Dzvuke is undeniably a name of the future, someone who is capable of blending together his distinct touch on R&B and hip-hop with elements plucked from soul, jazz, indie and electronica alike, while on the live stage, the musician is always someone who brings excitement and energy, regardless of whether it's a festival slot, support show, or one of his own headline shows that can fill out darkened club rooms and disco-ball-lit Perth amphitheatres alike.
While 2019 was without a doubt Adrian Dzvuke's year, he's not slowing down in any way. Throughout 2020 thus far, he's consistently pushed his boundaries and furthered his sound into new territories, and his latest single Darling - premiering on Pilerats today ahead of its full release tomorrow, July 17th - sees this continue further, with the musician consistently deepening his versatility and showcasing his craft while he's at it.
Darling is a little more of a slow-and-steady track for Dzvuke that goes for something a touch more sensual-sounding, with romantic lyricism - delivered by Dzvuke with a depth and joyfulness we've come to see time and time again over the years, regardless of what he's singing about - swirling amongst a beat that kind-of flickers between indie and afro-beat with its snapping percussion and moving melodies. It's a song you can't help but move your body too, and as Adrian Dzvuke continues to share brilliant music with a steady pace, it's soon become apparent that this swing is something that's become trademark to his work.
"The idea for Darling actually came about in an unusual way. I was just intrigued with the word 'darling' for some reason around that time so I told myself to incorporate it into a song," he says on the release. "The next studio session I had, I quickly just freestyled over the instrumental and it all kind of just happened. I like making music with a lot of rhythms and always want people to move when they hear it, so that’s exactly what I aimed for with the help of Nigerian producer Ransom Beatz on the instrumental.
"It’s probably one of my favourite tracks I’ve released so far. With this track I feel like you can choose to listen to the lyrics or completely ignore them and still let the song take you to a place where the vibes don’t stop."
It's true, and you can see so for yourself as we premiere the track below. Also, if you're keen to see Dzvuke's aforementioned live brilliance, catch him launch the single at Mojo's Fremantle on July 25th with close friend and collaborator Mali Jo$e, with (hopefully) more shows on the way too.
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