Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist Dugong Jr has dropped his new track, Ceramic. The release follows up the musicians sophomore EP, Pleasure Principle, and features rising hip-hop artist IJALE.
Speaking of the track, Dugong Jr shares; "Ceramic was all about creating contrast. I started out laying down the guitar chords, and for some reason I’d been listening to 'Flawless' by The Ones that week a lot, so I guess that kind of laid the House-y blueprint for the direction it took. I’d been a big fan of IJALE’s for a while, when I heard his track 'Hotlines' for the first time last year I was totally blown away, and knew I had to work with him. As soon as I had the beat for Ceramic finished, I knew IJALE was going be the first person I called to try and lay something down, and he absolutely killed it. Thematically ‘Ceramic’ for me is about this idea of presenting a confident and unphased public facade, but deep down feeling quite fragile and vulnerable. Kind of living on a knifes edge because you yearn for that sense of identity that a meaning relationship could bring, but are also afraid of what you might lose trying to get there."
Dugong Jr combines DIY culture with a precipice attention to detail across all of his releases. Having graduated from art school and being a graphic designer, his music infuses a conscious decision to focus on the gritty and imperfect elements of electronica. With millions of streams to his name, the musician has taken to the stage at some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Splendour In The Grass and Groovin The Moo.
Ceramic is out now!