WEAVING A SLINKY BLUES-ADDLED SPELL WITH SMOULDERING POP FINESSE, THE BRAND NEW TRACK IT'S TIME FROM MELBOURNE'S DUXIE FRANKLIN DEVIATES INTO DARKER SONIC WATERS - AND IT'S PREMIERING RIGHT NOW ON THE SOUNDCHECK!
Once described by an audience member as 'the musical lovechild of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa', Melbourne singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Duxie Franklin has continuously lived up to her enigmatic descriptors, dabbling in breathy ambience (Watch Your Soul Sink), sharper pop punk (Get A Real Job) and now arriving in a field of raw and lolling bliss with her brand new track It's Time.
Balancing drawling basslines beneath ghostly synths and Franklin's svelte vocals, It's Time dives further away from previous sonic outings as Franklin toys with raw textures, rustic tones and a narrative dripping with entitlement and defiant desire, offering an enticing trek into murky indie pop waters with a hint of whimsy folk bubbling on the edges.
"It’s Time’ has a darker, moodier feel than my other two singles. I wanted it to be more raw, more exposed and you can hear that with the vocals sitting up close and personal like I’m whispering into your ear. The single has got a deep, earthy sound with several low oscillating synths and gritty textures to convey a sense of gravitas and foreboding. There are also the lighter, cheekier elements that I always love to include in my music like the 1950s-UFO vibe created by a wailing theremin and the ghostly backing vocals in the chorus.” Duxie Franklin
Offering a glimpse into Franklin's forthcoming EP Watch Your Soul, It's Time in all its brooding glory further showcases Franklin's knack for conjuring cheeky flickers, compelling rumination and a charming simplicity so often lacking in the music world into a sharp and snappy package. Engaging and emphatic with a voice that melts quicker than an ice cream on a summer's day, there's no time like the present to welcome the bewitching Duxie Franklin into your ears - and you can grab a sneak peek of her brand new tune It's Time below before it officially unveils this Friday January 24.
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BY TIANA SPETER