Thursday, October 27, 2016
Azura - Midnight
Speaking on the track, Azura explains:
"I wrote the lyrics while waiting at a bus stop in the city after midnight. It had become a reoccurring thing. I'd just turned 18 so I was going out late to see shows and I guess it’s about that streetlight haze, unrequited love and sleeplessness - all things that I was overwhelmed by at the time. I produced it over two weeks and then took it to Jack Prest at Studios 301 in Sydney in July. He helped turn it from a bedroom demo into what it is now. I had been writing everyday for a few years and it was the first time I’d written something that I loved enough to get on a plane for. I listened to it and just thought, 'this is it, this needs to exist.' "
Azura's classical, wistful approach to vocals against a textured, modern soundscape creates a star-bright quality that finds a balance between sonically spectacular and thoughtfully minimal. In part this balance comes from the creation process of the track, originally a bedroom recording, it was the first song that Azura took to a studio production level. From the synthesised string instruments, to the reverb on Azura’s already romantic, lachrymose vocals, the elements intertwine and float easily between one another, creating a sense of floating in space.
Listen to "Midnight" below.
"Midnight" is available now on iTunes.
Premiere via FAULT Magazine.