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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Watch the visual below.

Image: Wyre Studio.

New Zealand pop artist Taylor Roche recently unveiled his nostalgia drenched single, sucker for a lonely heart. The track sees the musician team up with Auckland-based pop and R&B producer, Will Henderson.

Sounding like what might result from a Conan Gray and Shawn Mendes collaboration, the synth-led release fuses together 80s and 90s influences with contemporary bedroom-pop. Roche's delicate capture the emotional fragility of the songs conceptual nature, detailing the pain found in the realisation that the person you desire has moved on and turned cold towards you.

"This is my retro-Pop statement of 2021. A juxtaposition of chasing the one person that's moved out of reach from you, blended with a party of 80s and 90s Synth-Pop influences. I want this song to be one you roll the windows down to and max the volume" the singer shares with MILKY.

The release arrives alongside an official performance visualiser, directed by Mark Song. In the clip, we follow the musician as he strolls through the South Island of New Zealand, showcasing his home country's natural landscape.

Inspired by the likes of iconic acts Prince, INXS, Chicago and The Backstreet Boys, and modern luminaries such as The Weeknd, Troye Sivan and The 1975, Roche has shared a string of singles since his debut in 2019, Over It. Having performed across New

Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, the musician is now focusing in on the next era of his career.

sucker for a lonely heart is out now! Watch the visual below.


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