Indie pop / dance fans - rejoice! I've got the perfect tune for those who dig the likes of MGMT, Empire of the Sun, and Toro y Moi.

Today's instant feel-good tune comes in the form of daste.'s latest single "butterfly (so free)".

Our latest single, "butterfly (so free)", is a super fun, high-energy, dance track that was written with our good friend Max Byrne (Golden Vessel) after a delicious dinner. There must have been some magic in the ramen we had because we went into the studio straight after and wrote and recorded the whole song that night.

We started out by playing together on the piano and nylon guitar and came up with the chord progression, which felt like it had the potential for a lot of liveliness and movement. We then switched the piano out for a lovely Juno-106 synth patch and knew straight away that all it needed was a simple beat to channel that energy. The melodies and lyrics spilled out from there as we decided to personify that feeling of being free and uninhibited to a butterfly.", share the band.

I know it's summer right now in Australia, so I can only envy anyone who can roll down the windows of their car and blast this gem.

Watch the official music video directed by Australian filmmaker Dom Gould below.

posted by Ivo
December 2022