44 Ardent's new song gave me instant distant Owl City - "Fireflies" energy. Not sure if you remember that 2009 classic, but I needed some dreamy synths in my life and "bones (bones sinking like stones)".

If you've been with us for a while, you might know we've covered the enigmatic Australian producer before. He crafts a sonic tapestry that effortlessly fuses influences from artists such as Bonobo, Caribou, and Tourist. His next single is titled “bones (sinking like stones)” and it is another stunning display of his hypnotic indie-dance/house sound and style that just works on so many levels.

“This song was written in early 2022 when Meanjin (Brisbane) was flooding. Floods are heartbreaking times and can be life-changing experiences for those involved.

The flood was devastating, but it also highlighted the strength and resilience of our community. It's quite easy to lose faith in humanity sometimes, but during the floods, everyone rallied together and there were countless people helping total strangers to clean up and move belongings. So, to me, I found that there was some beauty in amongst all the destruction – a silver lining, I suppose.

This song is a bit of a reflection on the emotions I was feeling at the time. It was initially a much slower, sadder song, but over time during the writing process, I ended up speeding it up a fair bit and changing the style. I suppose at its core, it's a song about people coming together in difficult times. I like to think that most people are inherently good and trying their best, and times like these do help to reinforce that belief.“, shares 44 Ardent.

posted by Ivo
June 2023