Dead Nature – ‘Red Clouds’

Photo credit: Khalil Musa

Dead Nature, former Spring King singer Tarek Musa’s new solo project, has shared new single ‘Red Clouds’ ahead of the release of an as-yet untitled debut album later this year. Tarek says the song is ‘about dewy-eyed experiences we have of love, of people moving on, of moments you truly don’t want to end. I was listening to a lot of lo-fi 80’s music, the kinds of songs that bands were recording in their garages or local DIY studios on the first home-studio budget tape machines, and it inspired me to indulge in that world. A world of simple songs centred around innocent romance and love with lyrics so effortless in their attempt to be anything other than 3 minutes of pure nostalgia.’

Reminding us of Bleachers and the New Romantic movement with its synth pop beats, sincere lyrics (‘When I feel something, I want to feel it forever’) and bouncing melodic hooks, the song is nostalgic yet optimistic and features All We Are bassist Guro Gikling on backing vocals: ‘Hey, ohhh, why’d you gotta leave, why’d you gotta leave right now? Stay until the morning light!’ It’s the potent burst of optimism we all need right now.

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