It’s always a delight to welcome Melbourne trio Passerine back to the pages of auspOp.
They broke cover on the dark electronica of their new single ‘Synthetic Heart’ just yesterday, giving us a little insight (via the presser) as to how the track came to be.
Apparently Ben from the band got himself some new plaything (we’re talking instruments here) and discovered they could do some really cool things. He played these really cool things to his bandmates who agreed that they were indeed very cool things.
“We all had different ideas for the basic rhythmic groove, so I went back and made something like 20 variations with tiny adjustments to the drum and bass patterns,” Ben explains. “A kick here or a snare nudged over there etc, and from there we decided which was the best one to move forward with.”
But wait… there’s more!
“One night after a gig, I was excited about this new track and so I stayed up late and drunkenly hummed out a few melody ideas – which I also recorded,” Phoebe chimes in. “Shortly afterwards, I watched a movie called ‘Ex Machina’, and it really spoke to me. I loved how it explored artificial intelligence, man vs machine and that balance between natural and digital worlds – without giving the plot away, the imagery in that movie really inspired me to write the lyrics.”
And thus ‘Synthetic Heart’ was born.
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