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Brisbane artist RINSE has made his return with the release of his new single, Tamaryn (Wherever I Am). The track is the latest offering from the musicians upcoming debut EP, Wherever I Am.
The musical project of Joe Agius, RINSE’s latest track navigates the highs and lows of falling in love with someone, not knowing where their feelings lie. Speaking of the track, the musician shares: “‘Tamaryn (Wherever I Am)’ was one of the first songs I wrote and recorded as RINSE and really started the ball rolling for this project. I wanted to write a love song that captured that feeling of falling hard for someone; how high and low it can make you feel at the same time, running into them at parties, talking to them online and not knowing if they feel the same way about you.”
The release is accompanied by a vibrant visual, directed by Agius himself. Taking inspiration from Y2K-era technology and the musicians love of sci-fi genre, the visual depicts Agius and his love interest in seperate red and blue rooms before entering a 3D animated world.
“I built and painted the walls and nearly every object featured in each room (courtesy of Facebook marketplace) over a couple of weeks, while the 3D animation was created by Jackson Phillips and Skye Skye,” Agius shares. “I wanted the video to encapsulate what it’s like being stuck inside your own head when you are totally infatuated with somebody. Whether you're wondering what they are doing or feeling, or you're just going through life's motions until you can see them again.”
Tamaryn (Wherever I Am) follows the releases of Without You, What Hell I’m In and the dreamy, heartfelt ballad Back Into Your Arms will feature on Wherever I Am. The musical project gravitates towards post-punk, shoegaze and new-wave sounds, influenced by artists such as New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure and Pale Saints.
Wherever I Am is out March 5. Watch the music video for Tamaryn (Wherever I Am) below.