Amastro & Ned Philpot collide beautifully on ‘Attracted 2’
Music often presents love as a completely black, white and a tiny bit of grey topic. It’s “I love you” or “I don’t love you” or some weird spot in between. To look at love like that is doing a complete disservice, as such an intense human connection is built on, layer upon layer. When relationships go awry, it becomes more difficult to discern what you’re attracted to: are you attracted to your other half, what you once had with them or what you blindly believe you two could be? It’s a whirlwind of emotions that are hard to put succinctly, but AMASTRO, with the help of NED PHILPOT, looks like he’s done just that in ‘Attracted 2’.
Amastro‘s gorgeous production on the track sets the scene perfectly. The way he delicately fuses synths together that completely beam from the speakers cloaks the song in a futile optimism. By then distorting these synths, stopping them without warning and overall subverting them entirely, Amastro shows chinks in the armour. But it would seem that those chinks are, if nothing else, just as beautiful. With some peppered violin notes throughout, Amastro has done his best at describing the indescribable in a non-stop flurry of technicolour.
Ned Philpot‘s silky smooth vocals waltz through Amastro‘s meticulous production with flair and splendour. “We were never what we thought we were,” he sings, following a deceitfully pleasant melody. His words are anchored in remorse but also in selfless pleasure. There’s a tornado of thoughts travelling through his mind, and the result is an overwhelming feeling of one’s emotions leaving them stuck.
It’s a grim and bleak subject matter, but Amastro and Ned Philpot have also ensured that it is indeed a very real one. If you’re vibing this new track as much as we are, you’re in luck! Amastro is set to head out on another tour across the country in celebration of his new song, and you can catch him at the below dates:
AMASTRO ATTRACTED 2 SINGLE TOUR
Friday November 10th- Academy Club, Canberra ACT
Sunday November 26th- Cocktails Nightclub, Surfers Paradise QLD
Saturday 9th December- Rad Bar, Wollongong NSW
Friday 15th December, Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
Saturday 16th December, The World Bar, Queenstown NZ
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD