On their new single Breathe, Sydney-based two-piece Maari craft an immersive and explorative slice of electro-pop brilliance.
Throughout the new single, Maari—made up of Bronte Maree and Kabusii—glide through a glassy concoction of indie-pop and electronica to craft a sound uniquely their own. With sprawling synth lines, layers of soaring vocal melodies, and flawless production, Breathe is oozing with endearing pop charm.
What if being creative was driven by a love of the process rather than for instant, instagrammable fame? That’s the concept behind a new single by QUT’s sessional academic and musician Dr Matt Hsu.The one-man orchestra has just released Make Everything, a gentle celebration of the joy of making art over the disposable allure of fame. It’s a collaboration between Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra and lo-fi bedroom-pop maker apadalia (QUT nursing student Ashleigh Finlay) and Taiwanese indie fashion due duo LOOPY! who also illustrated the associated art work.
“I also wanted to make a statement celebrating the contentment and reward of making things just for the love of it and why that is important. It’s a subtle counterpoint to the collective cultural hunger for instant fame and relevancy, lately distilled in social media and celebrity culture.” Matt Hsu