Just months after the release of her debut mixtape ‘Quantum Jumping’, Daine is back with a new single titled ‘Sleepwalking’.
The new cut is another emo offering from the Filipino-Australian artist, with trap beats and glitchy, hyperpop production. It traverses dark themes like much of daine’s music, with lines like “the things you say are just so unhealthy / contempt is there with or without me” and “i traced your scent / you’re just an evil incarnate“.
An accompanying animated visualiser arrived alongside the track, courtesy of Siir Bicer. The 3D, video-game-like graphics feature a butterfly trapped in a glowing orb, surrounded by grass and shifting skies.
Check it out below:
Speaking to NME about the record, she explained how a lot of the songs had been written while she was in high school, and her growth since then.
“I’m completely different. My life is completely different. I was so unhappy and underconfident, and my life was definitely much more of a struggle back then,” she said.
“But now I’ve got an incredible team around me, I’ve got incredible friends. My label literally let me do whatever I want creatively.”