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Wollongong-based surf-rock artist Duckboi has shared his latest single, Going To The Beach.
The musical project of Jack Lincoln (formally Ducks), the Going To The Beach was produced by Lincoln and fellow musician Zac Olsen. The dynamic track finds itself in a constant state of flux, not adhering to traditional structures whilst continuing to morph through sonic experimentation. Building up to a striking key chance, the song is complete with Lincoln's distorted lead vocals atop his quirky, lo-fo production.
Speaking of the track, Lincoln shares: “I wrote this song spontaneously on our share house couch, just picked up the guitar sung the hook and that was it! Around the time I was listening to the Ornette Coleman ‘In all Languages’ album, some of the more bizarre synth and guitar approaches translated to the song well. A song about quite literally just - Going to the Beach and not worrying about anything else- utter obsession.”
Lincoln began his musical education from a young age at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, hoping to re-mould the surf pop genre with the implementation of danceable rhythms, abstract harmonies and infectious melodies. Taking cues from luminaries Tame Impala, Mac Demarco and Skegss, Jack soon formed the projects live lineup which includes Zac Olsen (Synthesizers and Vocals), Connor Daly (Lead Guitar), Nicolas Serray (Bass) and Kieran Parker (Drums). Duckboi will perform at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre with Safety First in March to celebrate the release.
Going To The Beach is out now! Listen to the song below.