Collarbones provide goosebump-inducing digital softness on ‘Voyeur’

Earlier in the year, we sat down with COLLARBONES to chat where they’ve been, what they’re doing now and how they’re directing us into their next exciting phase. Sydney’s Marcus Whale and Adelaide’s Travis Cook are gearing up to release their fifth record, and since the duo’s long-awaited return at the end of last year, they’ve provided nothing but innovation, forward-thinking songwriting and restless energy.

‘Voyeur’ is the name of their newest track, coming to us today independently.

Marcus Whale provides beautifully restrained introspection in the track’s verses, while contrastively, the instrumental gives off a jagged sharpness that creates an overt juxtaposition. The softness of the instrumental behind the stabs of the percussion allows for the track to ebb and flow, and the beauty here is in the tension created between the sharpness and the softness.

The duo really take us to church on this one: goosebump-like feelings of ethereality are evoked through careful echoes and harmonic layering, while the vocal provides an opportunity to learn the words and absolutely belt them out. Collarbones have captured a rare moment of both solitude and togetherness with ‘Voyeur’, one that encourages you as the listener to be invited into their world, but remains a telling of their experiences.

In the track’s closing moments, we’re left with a digital acapella, Whale‘s vocals fading softly into the silence, an apt end to a beautifully captivating track.

Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF

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