by Thomas Bedward June 04, 2021
Over the past few months, Melbourne-based, Malaysian-born echolily has proven herself to be one of the most versatile and engaging new artists of the year. With a sound that revels in trippy, nostalgic vibes, lush indie-pop tones, and stark lo-fi anthemics, she’s already made her mark with singles such as ‘under the clocks (stay)’ and ‘michelle's imagination (blue)’, which have collectively earned over 140,000 streams on Spotify alone. Influenced by the likes of Portishead, Bjork, Jamie xx, Tokimonsta and Sia, echolily’s sound is a deft combination of timeless retro drumbeats, iconic bass lines and cascading synths, and it’s never sounded better or more enchanting than it does no new single 'Higher'.
A haunting new single that draws from a gorgeous, wistful web of synths and raw, experimental production, ‘Higher’ sees echolily teaming up with acclaimed Melbourne producer Ivan Khatchoyan (of Choi Productions, Cookin on 3 Burners) to deliver an intense and undeniable headrush of ‘90s nostalgia.
Armed with a beautifully woven sound that takes lead from delicate piano notes, expansive synth melodies, and a patchwork of reverb-drenched tones that reflect the more quirky and experimental nature of the track, ‘Higher’ is an undeniable release that will sweep you away without warning. Through the dreamy maelstrom of sounds, echolily’s vocals and lyrics are on top form, resonating with personal touches and relatable moments that are as soothing as they are euphoric.
Set to be released on June 14th this year, ‘Higher’ is already making waves with its pre-save campaign, which has been built to support echolily’s charity of choice, the Care Australia: India COVID Crisis Appeal”. For every 100 pre-saves that the song receives, a dollar will be added to the fund, plus you’ll also receive a minute-long sneak preview of the track!
You can pre-save ‘Higher’ on Spotify by clicking here, and be sure to check out echolily’s previous singles below to get a glimpse into the beautiful lo-fi worlds that she creates.
When not producing from her bedroom, echolily works as a medical doctor and consultant anaesthetist. A dedicated frontline worker throughout the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns echolily finds solace within her music, and so partnering with Care Australia for the release of ‘Higher’ is an absolute genius way to raise awareness and help fight for a brilliant cause.
Pre-save ‘Higher’ today to lend your support and be sure to follow echolily on her social media pages below so you can keep up to date with all her upcoming releases.
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