Gold Coast R&B/Soul outfit, daste. releases a heartfelt debut album
daste.’s debut album is a cohesive, soulful LP full of emotion, heart, and a yearning for something better.
Produced by: daste.
daste., the Gold Coast’s exceptional lo-fi R&B/Soul trio has been working hard in 2021. It’s a year that has seen them release six outstanding singles (‘either way,’ ‘somebody like you,’ ‘here with me,’ ‘expectations,’ ‘holding on to you,’ & ‘changes’), and today, their debut album, dusk&dawn. The album is a soulful affair filled with emotion, heart, and a yearning for something better. It’s a good listen whether you’re working, entertaining a special someone, or just chilling around the house.
The middle of the LP is where the guys start catching fire. ‘light on’ has an old-school vibe that has Coldplay and John Mayer influences. In addition to ‘light on’, ‘either way’ is a standout track. The track starts off muffled, but it quickly opens up to a funky groove that has an early 90s sound with a contemporary vibe. The guys go on to explain, “The idea for ‘either way’ was the duality and contrast of the hard times that we face with our hopeful visions of the future. These hopes that we have are represented by the inevitable rise of the dawn (“It’s alright, it’s okay. The sun will rise either way”). We loved the concept so much that it put us on course for the six months of writing for the album.”
Tyler Harden, goes on to explain the album best, “dusk&dawn represents the duality of life: good and bad, life and death, happiness and sadness. It is the contrast between the two that helps you appreciate and provide the context for the parts of life that you cherish, which is a never-ending cycle, just like the rising and falling of the sun. We featured the sun in all of the single release artworks and in the album artwork.”
daste.’s debut, dusk&dawn is out today, October 28, 2021.