Today, daine presents her own take on another burgeoning online sound; taking to hyper-pop with her brand new single, ‘boys wanna txt’. Listen HERE.
With a slew of rapturously received singles under her belt released throughout 2020, Filipino-Australian artist daine has, within the space of 12 months, carved a unique niche within the modern pop landscape. On tracks such as ‘Ascension‘ and ‘Angel Numbers‘, she has consolidated a reputation as emotionally-driven pop’s next great hope; drawing on her love of the rich sounds of the glory days of midwest emo. Now the artist adds hyper-pop to her brand with ‘boys wanna txt‘.
Featuring scene stalwart ericdoa and produced by Dylan Brady of the pioneering duo 100 gecs and Ryan Jacob, ‘boys wanna txt’ takes daine’s traditional formula and forces it into warp speed. Set to a frantic cacophony of digitised bleep tones and crushed 808 hits, the track’s production adds new colour to daine’s usually soaring sonic palette; a hyperactive moment of madness amongst the serenity that proves daine’s artistic versatility. Elements of her nostalgia-rendering songwriting remain throughout the song; exploring romantic apathy and a love of material things in a style that recalls the golden era of pop-punk alongside her most infectious hook to date before ericdoa delivers a freeform verse of lovelorn flows that act as the perfect counterpoint to daine’s melodic disinterest.
A loving tribute to the hyper-pop community that she has forged among emo-rap-loving supporters thanks to her bi-monthly Nocturne online party series, ‘boys wanna txt‘ places daine‘s future-facing talents in a new context. Her first single of 2021, the track is more than an example of simple genre experimentation, it’s evidence of daine’s willingness to tear up her own rulebook to push her sound to its furthest reaches and in turn, consolidate one of the scene’s most defining burgeoning voices.
‘boys wanna txt‘ by daine is out now, buy/stream it here.
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“Teen angst’s freshest voice”
“It feels healing and painful; like looking directly at a solar flare”
“A nihilistically detached voice”
“Daine’s tracks echo Midwestern emo greats, while simultaneously providing a dark-pop twist”
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“The Filipino-Australian is a voice for the digital generation”