Australian trio daste. are back with another slice of goodness, teaming up with Akurei on their new single, expectations. The track is taken from the groups forthcoming debut album, dusk / dawn, due out later this year.
Set atop a lo-fi, dream-pop soundscape, the track conceptually navigates living life for yourself, breaking away from the perceptions and restrictions society can sometimes place upon us.
Speaking of the collaboration, the trio share: “Expectations was written during the same period as a lot of the songs from our upcoming album. We mixed some different ideas and as soon as we had most of the song figured out, we knew Connor (Akurei) would be perfect for the track. We sent off a bounce with a space for him to do a second verse and we were blown away when we listened to what he had done. The song had completely come to life. The cherry on top!"
"I've been a huge fan of daste. since their first release and was stoked when they hit me up to work on this song together. It was fun for me to be a little more involved in the production and instrumental work compared to other collaborations, and really exciting to see the song through from first demo to final version." Akurei adds.
daste. will take to the stage in Brisbane tomorrow night, support Boo Seeka at The Zoo. Next week, fans on the Gold Coast can catch the trio supporting First Beige at Elsewhere.
expectations is out now! Listen to the track below.