For a couple of years now, Brisbane outfit Standby Empire have been releasing consistently great, shimmering synth-pop tracks that feel simultaneously punchy and ethereal.
Though with the release of their new single Rising, the band have further refined their sound and travelled in a slightly different direction – the result is a deeply infectious, glistening pop gem. We’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.
Rising, the ethereal and glistening new track from Brisbane three-piece Standby Empire, navigates themes of self-reflection in the most endearing way possible.
On the new track, Standby Empire glide through a unique blend of electronic, pop, and soul to deliver a sound that belongs entirely to themselves.
With a truly spirited vocal performance and carefully considered instrumentation, Rising is the kind of song you keep on repeat for weeks – it’s seriously addictive.
Navigating endearingly honest lyricism and tackling various themes of introspection, the song remains a captivating listen from start to finish.
More new music is set to be released from the band later this year, and judging by the quality of this new track, I think it’s safe to expect more quality tunes courtesy of Standby Empire.
For now, do yourself a favour and listen to the new track above.