GAUCI relay a friendship breakdown on new single ‘Come Around’

“It’s a hopeful ballad in essence,” GAUCI said of their new single Come Around. 

GAUCI have today (March 7) released Come Around, the latest single lifted from their forthcoming mixtape Growing Pains.

Backed against simple acoustic guitar and shimmering synths, the single sees the Australian trio deliver an earnest relay of a friendship breakdown, as soundtracked by the atmospherics of a keyboard progression. 

GAUCI single 'Come Around'

Speaking of Come Around in a press statement, GAUCI described the track as “a hopeful ballad in its essence” and a “moment of vulnerability.”

They continued: “[It’s about] realising that if you want things to change you have to speak what’s on your mind… This song always sounds like it should be in a cheesy coming of age film.” 

Come Around — the result of a collaboration between GAUCI members Antonia and David Gauci and Felix Lush — is the new taste of the trio’s upcoming mixtape, following previous singles Dead Afraid and BRAT.

GAUCI single 'Come Around'

Titled Growing Pains and set for release on April 4, the debut mixtape is said to be eclectic and exhilarating, drawing upon a range of sounds from rock subgenres. 

All of the songs were written, recorded and produced by the GAUCI trio, with Matt Mason of DMA’S co-writing the song Eat My Words.

The fittingly-titled Growing Pains will sketch portraits of coming-of-age, while tracing the trio from modern pop production to bedroom and studio techniques with digital instrumentation. 

Keep an eye out for GAUCI’s new mixtape Growing Pains early next month. In the meantime, listen to their new single Come Around below.