Depicting a contrasting blend of uplift and anguish, Australian producer Hounded returns in 2019 for arguably his most impressive release to date in ‘Hollow’, featuring local compatriot Panama enchanting on the vocal front.
‘Hollow’ incepts with an upbeat momentum surrounded by a colourful blend of instrumentation, Hounded allows significant room for the haunting vocals of Panama to instil a tinge of tranquility into the soundscape. Through an implementation of atmospheric synths and echoed harmonies swooping around, ‘Hollow’ reaches its ultimate form in the lively chorus that draws echoes to the likes of Kygo.
Accompanied by the narrative driven music video (directed by Rory Pipan & Luke Franceschini), we see the contrasting nature of sadness & joy hidden within the lyrical content of the release on display. As Hounded explains: “Someone may be going through a breakup and listen to the record and relate to what Panama is saying and feel some kind of connection to it. While others may hear the uplifting instrumentation and feel a sense of joy. We really tried to capture and contrast both elements because they exist together in the real world”.
Fans can catch Hounded on his ‘Hollow’ tour on the below dates:
SAT 9 MAR | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH WA
SAT 23 MAR | HAYDAY, WOLLONGONG NSW
SAT 30 MAR | OURS @ BEACH ROAD HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW