Previous singles teased for Darvid Thor‘s upcoming mini-album I’m Never Really Here shared a satisfying vein of soulful indie-pop. He’s one of many acts in Melbourne, Australia manipulating soul music with exciting results, but on his newest release Darvid steps away from the firmly established sound to introduce something new.
“Get Out” is woozy, daydreaming guitar-pop by way of Homeshake and King Krule, featuring heady verses that speak to the song’s message of overcoming self-sabotage: “No longer spinning when your face was spiralling / I’m losing energy exponentially / Save me from myself.” The track pivots toward a more progressive feeling at the chorus, both the guitar chords and Darvid’s raspy falsetto settling in on a Thom Yorkian groove. Here the burgeoning singer-songwriter shares a more difficult feeling–how to get out of your way–and his music does everything to reflect that internal struggle. Listen.
Darvid Thor and his band will launch “Get Out” on January 10 at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne alongside Emma Russack & Jarrow. Get tickets here.