Australia-born, LA-based producer and vocalist KUČKA proudly shares visuals for new single ‘Real‘. Produced by KUČKA with additional help from Chance the Rapper and Kid Cudi collaborator Nosaj Thing, ‘Real‘ continues KUČKA’s streak of synthetic and percussion-heavy R&B, all centered around her delicate, ASMR-esque voice. The track speaks to the uncanny power of human connection, a link capable of establishing itself even through the digital maze of the internet. Listen HERE, watch HERE.
The visuals place our vocalist in the middle of a forest, where she excavates a number of objects from the soil. The deeper she digs and the later it gets, the more surreal her surroundings become. Droning synths and measured beats further mystify the setting, creating a sense of uncertainty and wonder as she sings “Think of your ultimate fantasy/ Think it and let it impossibly be, real.”
KUČKA explains how the song celebrates the power of imagination as a form of healing: “Real is about how important the imagination is in connecting to yourself and your needs. We are living in a world where we are constantly stimulated externally – but this can feel shallow after a while. I want to encourage people to lose themselves in their ideas, to really go deep, no matter how weird or unusual they think they are, and see how it affects their physical body and gives way to even more potent thoughts.”
Turning to writing for catharsis, KUČKA is working on new music with Vegyn, Baauer, Flume and Nosaj Thing and touring Australia for the first time since 2018 across the recently announced Laneway Festival 2020 alongside the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, The 1975, Charli XCX and more.
‘Real’ follows KUČKA’s previous single, the Flume-assisted ‘Drowning’, a track praised by triple j, FBi Radio, the FADER, Ones to Watch, FACT Mag, and more.
‘Real’ is out now via LuckyMe and Soothsayer.
Buy/stream it here.
KUČKA AUS TOURING DATES
Sat 1 Feb – Laneway Festival – Brisbane
Sun 2 Feb – Laneway Festival – Sydney
Fri 7 Feb – Laneway Festival – Adelaide
Sat 8 Feb – Laneway Festival – Melbourne
Sun 9 Feb – Laneway Festival – Fremantle
Tickets at lanewayfestival.com.
PRAISE FOR DROWNING
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“It’s been three years since ethereal being KUČKA released new music and now she’s back, arriving with what could be her most magnetic song yet.”
“KUČKA forms a rich soundscape for her signature vocal to float amongst, stepping into control as she melds vulnerability with experimentation.”
Pilerats“Australian producer and vocalist, KUČKA, is back and in a big way.”
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