Brisbane-based artist Chakra Efendi came to our attention with his excellent debut single ‘Waste of Space’ earlier this year. He’s back with a new release ‘Grow Up’ which is a fitting companion to the earlier release as it farewells the adolescent themes inherent in ‘Waste of Space’ and welcomes Efendi’s melancholic low-fi somewhat reluctant transformation into adulthood.

This is another corker – slow-burning, bittersweet, languid yet emotive and with sparkling, rumbling guitars that build up to a crescendo:

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Majestic, bittersweet and yet evocatively sullen songwriting that captures so well a particular time in life.

The single is being launched on 27 July at The Foundry in Brisbane.