Melbourne electronic artist Simona Castricum has shared her first new music for the year with single ‘Grateful for the Heartache’.
“It’s the best of you I’m thinking of / Now it’s the ghost of you I’ll always love,” Castricum sings on its second verse, above a spacious backdrop of synth pads and heavy percussion.
‘Grateful for the Heartache’ is an excerpt from SINK, a forthcoming collaborative project between Castricum and visual artist Carla Zimbler. Watch the accompanying video below:
Last year, Castricum released latest solo album ‘Panic/Desire’. The follow-up to 2016’s ‘#TriggerWarning40′ was conceived as a “soundtrack’ to Castricum’s PhD in Architecture from the Melbourne School of Design, ‘What If Safety Becomes Permanent? Architecture and the Gender Nonconforming City’.
“[They are] songs about how I move and navigate through the city in the night; how I find a place of belonging – somewhere between my fears and desires,” Castricum explained when announcing the album last year.
“‘Panic/Desire’ is about transition, resistance, empathy, and how the city, its architecture, and its relationship to tactile and virtual worlds hold archives of emotion that influence the way I move a feel about urban space,” she said.
Last year Castricum and Camf also released ‘Saturn Rules the Material World’, their debut album together as SaD.