DAINE EXPLORES A FANTASTICAL WORLD THROUGH HER PHONE IN THE VIDEO FOR ‘BLOODY KNEES’
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“Teen angst’s freshest voice” – V Magazine
“A nihilistically detached voice” – The FADER
“It feels healing and painful; like looking directly at a solar flare.”
– The Guardian
“daine’s tracks echo Midwestern emo greats like American Football, while simultaneously providing a dark-pop twist.” – PAPER
“daine’s creative spin on such a distinctive sound evokes an irresistible nostalgia” – Pigeons & Planes
|Following on from the release of last month’s rapturously received double a-side ‘Ascension/Angel Numbers’, which featured production from Lonelyspeck and Danny L Harle, 18 year old Filipino-Austalian dark pop icon in waiting daine today closes out the year by unveiling the visual for a fan favourite in its final form. The video for ‘Bloody Knees’ has finally been unleashed after its ‘nitecore version’ amassed tens of thousands of streams on Soundcloud, leading to much speculation and desire for the track’s natural version.|
The visual takes place in a fantastical world of daine’s own design, cycling through cinematic scenes straight out of daine’s imagination. Neon worlds give way to arctic snowscapes and inviting forests before revealing they have all been experienced through daine’s phone; with the Oliver van der Lugt directed visual acting as a comment on the year’s quarantine due to a global crisis, meaning the only way people can indulge their desire to see new sights is virtually on a screen. This need for escapism is a key theme throughout daine’s output; which is built upon euphoric melancholia to portray this generation’s yearning to break away from society’s expectations.
‘Bloody Knees’ marks the revealing of another facet in daine’s sonic canon. A cold, glacial cut of electronic pop, the track still holds the heartfelt hallmarks of daine’s mid-00s emo inflected songcraft, only this time complete with immersive, glistening digital atmospheres and expansive, hard-hitting 808s. Creating an inviting world all her own, ‘Bloody Knees’ is produced by regular collaborator Circle Pitt, who dials down the tempo; building a sound for the listener to be submerged into and adding subtle left-field production touches to a track with a run time long enough to entrance whoever hears it, but short enough to demand repeated listens.
daine has had one of the most astronomical rises of any new artist in 2020. Despite only just turning 18 and beginning to release music in April, daine has become the brand new, countercultural face of a dark pop sound that has begun to manifest itself online – leading to legions of fans across the world. The release of ‘Bloody Knees’ shows another stunning chapter in the growth of daine – an artist who wears her influences and emotions on her sleeve, while continually pushing the boundaries of her creativity. A true artist with a genuinely devout following that has been forced to exist online due to a global crisis, 2021 marks the year that daine is able to take her craft onto stages – moving her irresistible brand of emo-pop from the spirit realm to the real world.
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