Melbourne's NEON PATTERN SUNDIAL has today shared his new single, Winter, alongside an official visual for the track. Alongside the release comes the announcement of the musicians debut EP, One Moment Never Meant A Thing, due out next month.
The musical project of Ben Rizio, NEON PATTERN SUNDIAL’s latest release sees the musician continue his eclectic brand of alt-pop that we’ve seen on recent releases, but in a more considered tone. With fleshed-out rhythms and tight multi-instrumentation, the psychedelic tinged soundscape is paired with melancholic and introspective lyricism. The track was produced by Marc Scollo (Jimmy Harwood) and mastered by Lachlan Carrick (A.B. Original, Ainslie Wills, Eilish Gilligan).
Discussing the track's themes, Rizio shares; 'I tried to keep the lyrics quite ambiguous and indirect, which honestly came from a place of shyness and not knowing how to write what I felt without fear of criticism. They paint with broad strokes a depression that you just want to be over. The concept is sad, but the sentiment is quite optimistic.'
No stranger to the music scene, Rizio formerly releasing under the name Ben Alpine. Speaking of the new trajectory of his music, the musician says: 'As I think more and more about where I see this project in the future, assigning it a single person's identity doesn’t make sense, and feels disingenuous to the process of the music. I don’t want this project to necessarily be a solo-project or a band, but to play on that line, and be open to embracing that fluidity in the future.'
Winter is out now! Listen to the track below.