If you haven’t already fallen for the breezy, romantic sounds of Bobbie Blue, the new track from Duan & Only, stop what you’re doing and go listen to it now. The track is dreamy and magical, and we’ve had it spinning ever since we first laid ears on it.
So, hot off the track’s release, we caught up with the man himself to chat all about it, musical influences, and what the future holds.
With an amazing new single hot off the press, we caught up with Sydney singer-songwriter Duan & Only to chat all about it.
HAPPY: Hey, how’s it going? What are you up to at the moment?
DUAN: Good thanks mate, just at the airport heading to Victoria to do a couple of shows supporting Lime Cordiale.
HAPPY: We’ve been loving Bobbie Blu! How does it feel having the track out there in the world?
DUAN: Feels great!! It’s an old song, and I never thought about releasing it because it was never gonna work for my band (ManaLion). Part way through 2019 I decided I’d release music under ‘Duan & Only’ and this was the perfect opportunity to get it out there.
HAPPY: Could you tell us a bit about the song?
DUAN: It’s pretty simple really. It’s a love song in its purest form. An ode to Bobbie Blu. Taking a step back from your relationship and counting your blessings.
HAPPY: This was your second track of 2019. How did you approach the writing and recording of it differently to Addison Rd?
DUAN: Bobbie Blu is really simple and I love that about it. The music and the lyrics speak for themselves, there’s no hiding behind the production. A microphone, guitar and some percussion.
HAPPY: It’s a very romantic track! Was there any special person in mind when writing it?
DUAN: Ha yeah, I wrote it for my ex ‘Bobbie Blu’ that’s what I used to call her.
HAPPY: Were there any specific artists that were influencing you while writing the song?
DUAN: No one in particular, I was just strumming away on my couch one day and came up with the melody. Thought I’d better write some nice lyrics to this one.
HAPPY: Are there other artists that you’re really digging right now?
DUAN: Tom Misch, SIX60, MXXWLL, Anomalie, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Posty, The Tesky Brothers, Billie Eilish, YBN Cordae.
HAPPY: What’s next for Duan & Only? Any other exciting plans in the works?
DUAN: Yeah!! I’d like to release music every 3-4 months this year. If I can reach those goals I’d be rapt. Next single due out in March. Fingeyyyys crossed.
HAPPY: Cheers for the chat!
DUAN: Peace & Love.
Bobbie Blu is available now. Listen to the new track above.