We wouldn’t mind being stranded with Tassie duo Sumner, especially when the soundtrack might include their latest earworm.
With a co-write by Aussie pop music royalty Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes, Chloe and Jack have crafted an instantly addictive slice of bubbling electronica.
“I wrote the beat for ‘Stranded’ in a 30 min rush of inspiration,” Jack explains. “Chasing the bittersweet feeling in between melancholy and hope. The first time we played it in the live set we were supporting PNAU at their show in Forth, Tasmania.
“They invited us to the studio in Sydney with them, and within a day we had reworked it into the song ‘Stranded’ as it exists today.”
“Lyrically, ‘Stranded’ is a letter to a former self,” Chloe adds, “acknowledging that without that previous person you once were, you would never have arrived at your current form.
“It’s easy to shy away from a former version of yourself that you’re not so proud of, but it’s crucial to acknowledge that existence and what it taught and prepared you for. Accept what was and carry yourself forward.
“See the beauty in all versions of yourself instead of abandoning the ones that no longer serve you.”
Fans of PNAU will no doubt hear their influence on the single, but it’s a seriously impressive piece.
Strand yourself below.