There’s a familiarity and warmth to the new single from Adelaide duo Wanderers that’s impossible to resist.
Arriving today, ‘Nothing In This World’ opens with instrumentation that sounds like it could have been ripped from an Elton John record from the late ’70s. Maybe even something from around the heyday of the Scissor Sisters.
It’s this familiarity that instantly beckons you, like an old friend opening the car door from the driver’s seat and inviting you along for a drive down the coast.
Dusty and Matt are certainly onto a good thing here; the former explaining the process behind the song’s creation.
“I felt that I was at a crossroads at the time, approaching 30 and realising that my old algorithms for distraction and excitement weren’t really working the same way they used to,” he reveals. “I wanted more, but not sure what, when or how.
“All I knew was that my olds tricks weren’t serving me anymore. So I dove deep into this feeling, which actually brought me some sort of clarity.”
Things could become even clearer thanks to a writing session with Logan Watt and the song came to life.
‘Nothing In This World’ is such a cool track; while there’s more than a mere nod to a bygone era here, it’s so fresh and now that we can’t resist it.