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Laura Mac - 'Don’t Know What I’m Thinking’

by Thomas Bedward May 14, 2022

Laura Mac - 'Don’t Know What I’m Thinking’

Armed with some fresh and glistening sonics, the brilliant Laura Mac are back in the spotlight with the release of new single ‘Don’t Know What I’m Thinking’. Marking a shift in sound for the Queensland duo, trading indie-rock for quirky and wonderrfully sharp guitar-pop, the new cut is as charming and alluring as ever.

For the new single, singer Laura Machlachlan retains the luscious melodies of previous single ‘Garage Full of Dreams’, with the band and Zac Connelley now adding some evocative dance rhythms, jangly guitars and jaunting pop synth melodies to create ‘Don’t Know What I’m Thinking’. Reminiscent of Australian favorites Confidence Man, Eves Karydas, and G Flip, the duo have channeled their love for those all night parties, good friends, and celebrating every chance they get, to build a track that will fill dancefloors every single night.

Speaking about the new single, Laura of the band explained, “Party, disco, dance - we’re just having fun with it! All our songs have a different vibe but I feel like we’ve kept our own unique sound. DKWIT is staying up all night partying and loving every second of it. Celebrate every chance you get, party with your mates and dance ‘til you  drop... High 5!!"

Working once again with the prolific Luke Palmer, the duo were able to mold a demo written on their bright red party bus, into the dancefloor anthem heard today. Recorded at Palmer’s studio in Clontarf, the duo headed to Ian Peres home studio to get help with tracking key and organ for the song, with the legend also putting a final touch on programming to finish off the ‘Don’t Know What I’m Thinking’. A collaborative effort featuring Laura Mac’s friends, who all add final touches to a track, it celebrates that feeling of good times and high-fives with those you love most.

Adding to the track, Laura explained, “The original idea for this song was one minute of music sent to us by a good friend of ours. I heard it once and immediately knew what the hook/chorus was going to be. Couple of hours later Zac had arranged a whole song. Couple of drinks later we’d written and recorded all of the vocals. It just poured out of us.. it didn't take long at all. It’s true that writing about what you know is the easiest thing to do and it’s worked a charm for us so far.”

Alongside the shiny new single, is a neon-lit and bubbly music video for ‘Don’t Know What I’m Thinking’. Filmed at the duo’s local car wash in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, they invited a stack of friends down to dance, boogie & shake along to the track, whilst getting their car sparkly clean. Filmed and directed by Colin Jeffs, it was a chance for Laura Mac to illustrate the good vibes and high-energy of the track, alongside some of their closest friends.

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