Electronic indie rock outfit Strangely Enough let loose with their sizzling new track, Graceville. With its compelling synths, bright strings and euphoric vocals, the offering makes for a dazzling addition to the Australian music sphere.
The group was formed just last year as the brainchild of Brisbane-based multi-instrumentalist and studio engineer, Greg Olley. Striking gold with previous single Change, Strangely Enough pull no punches with their latest genre bending output.
Graceville by Strangely Enough is a bright and shiny new single, offering a glimpse of what’s to come from the wickedly talented quartet.
Olley is joined by some of Brisbane’s finest including Adam Brill (guitar, synths), Zac Sakrewski (bass), and Ben Shannon (drums). Along with Olley’s violin, guitar and vocal talent, Strangely Enough are forging a dynamic sound in the studio and on the stage.
As Olley puts it, Graceville follows “a vain search for utopia”. While crafting an atmosphere equally dense and transcendent is no easy task, Strangely Enough pull it off with gusto.
There’s not much more you could want in a tune. With shimmering keys, heavenly strings, chewy bass lines and grounded drums, Graceville is a piece of polyrhythmic beauty. Olley sheds light on the conception of the song, stating:
“Born on the Ghan – the train between Darwin and Adelaide somewhere between Katherine and the middle of nowhere – Graceville after dozens of iterations was finalised in the front room of an old Queenslander with grand, high roofs, funnily enough in the Brisbane suburb, Graceville.”
Amongst the vivid instrumentals, there are sweet and sorrowful notes to the track, where passionate vocals, feelings of joy and sadness emerge from the beckoning beat. Developed with a refined and mature outlook, Graceville signals Strangely Enough’s new introspective vision.
Be sure to catch Strangely Enough at Brisbane’s The Bearded Lady on July 7 for the Graceville single launch.
Graceville is available now.