PREMIERE: Kalacoma’s ‘Knives’ gets a new life from Lupa J
Five piece Melbourne band, KALACOMA, have always done things their own way. Opting to create a space of their own instead of fitting into something else, they create sounds you can get lost in; dark, deep, emotional and powerful. The same could be said for LUPA J, so it’s really only fitting they’d come together for a totally submersive, spell-binding new track.
Premiering today, Lupa J has worked her magic on Kalacoma‘s ‘Knives’, taking it to the glitchy depths of an industrial rave. This song is the aural embodiment of an emotional moment in the club. The beat is heavy, twinkling yet dark, throbbing and threatening to takeover completely. However, the vocals from Kalacoma provide solace – a reprieve. It’s a juxtaposition that makes it an insular experience, like the moment you catch your breath and stop in the middle of a heaving dancefloor: lights flickering, music thumping, people twirling around you, but for you, there’s brief peace.
It’s an impressive move from Lupa J, who continues to rise to the occasion. She is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the greater music industry, and her unique approach sets her apart from the rest. As for Kalacoma, the band are gearing up for what is looking like another massive year after last year. However, we’re just hoping this isn’t the last time these two come together on a track. Fingers crossed!
Words by Emma Jones