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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Sydney-based producer and songwriter KESMAR has unveiled his new dreamy disco single, Meteorite. The musical project of Nathan Hawes, KESMAR wrote the track with I Know Leopard frontman, Luke O’Loughlin.

The track is a harmonious blend of disco and bedroom pop, bringing nostalgic sounds into a contemporary landscape. Complete with a groovy bass line, slinky piano and swirling synths, KESMAR creates an effortless soundscape that when paired with his vocals, creates a vibrant track full of smooth verses and melodic choruses

Speaking of the release, KESMAR shares: “I invited Luke around to my home studio in Annandale, Sydney to make some music together. I started with some pre-recorded live drums as Luke made his way over to the keys, next thing we knew it was 7pm and we were both listening to a semi-finished demo. I worked on the production for a day or two after then it sat on my laptop for months. Finally then bringing it to my long time collaborator and friend Tobias Priddle. I really didn't want to give too much away on this track, I feel like its open for everyone’s own interpretation.”

The release is accompanied by a shimmering visual, created by KESMAR & Jacob Thomas. Complete with VHS glitch and an 80’s glow, the clip sees the musician in front of a number of visuals including galaxies, trip multi-coloured triangles and playing guitar up in the clouds. With colourful split screens and capturing overlays, the visual perfectly captures the vibrant and groovy nature of the track.

The musical project of Nathan Hawes, KESMAR released his debut EP, Up To You, in 2019. The project saw the musician undertake a collaborative approach, collaborating with LANKS, Tim Ayre and Tobias Priddle. The release saw him hit the road with Vera Blue and Miami Horror. During isolation, the musician found the time to hone in on his craft, refining his creative process. This ultimately led to the creation of a new body of that leans into groove-tinged sounds with flecks of disco and funk. ”I wanted to make a bunch of songs that basically just made me happy and I hope it has the same effect on others' he explains.

Meteorite is out now! Watch the music video below.


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