Ali Barter and Oscar Dawson from Holy Holy have officially released the “isolation love song” they recorded for triple j, with all proceeds going to Support Act’s COVID-19 emergency appeal.
The duo wrote and recorded the track for triple j on March 20 while in quarantine. Watch their homemade music video via triple j.
Today (March 27), Barter and Dawson made the song – officially titled ‘Four Days’ – available for purchase here. You can also stream the song below.
The pair wrote, recorded and mixed the song in 24 hours after triple j host Lewis Hobba issued the challenge to write a song together using suggestions of topics from listeners. The station compiled the topics, deciding on IBS, ASMR, call and response, a song about a couple on the rocks, guitar solo, a “standard sandwich” and masturbation.
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this derrison @alibarter and I , Oscar (also a derrison) wrote a song called ‘Four Days’. we did it in the past 24hrs and the lovely folks at @nothobbaandhingofficial played it this afternoon on @triple_j . check our stories and the jjj/ABC website to see and hear more about it . it’s a bit ridiculous and there’s a backstory to it . also, it isn’t a Holy Holy song as such, just a fun thing we did together. hopefully it lifts your spirits . it lifted ours! we’ll also aim to get it up and on to streaming services soon – so we’ll keep you posted on that . for now; ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
As a result, ‘Four Days’ has “completely ludicrous” lyrics (“Got carpal tunnel from masturbating“) and an ASMR breakdown.
Per triple j, Barter and Dawson are in mandatory two-week quarantines together at a beach house in an unspecified location after arriving back from overseas tours.
Holy Holy released their third studio album ‘My Own Pool of Light’ last year. On March 18, the indie rock duo postponed their regional Australian tour due to coronavirus concerns. Dawson held an Instagram Live Q&A the following day answering fans’ questions about the situation.
Ali Barter released their second album ‘Hello, I’m Doing My Best’ last year. She livestreamed a performance from quarantine on March 21 with Dawson on Facebook, after taking requests from fans.