News: Brisbane-based Ash Lune announces debut EP ‘Broken Science Experiments’ and releases the reflective, sparkling single ‘Before’

Feature Photograph: Jamie Heath

After first coming to our attention with the single ‘Panic At The Party’, Mumbai-born, Brisbane-based artist Ash Lune is back with news of her debut EP ‘Broken Science Experiments’ due for release on 11 February 2022 and another shining single ‘Broken’.

Lune’s voice is magnificent – loaded with yearning and melancholy, evoking soft velvet and dreamy tones over a delicate melody that forms a shimmering filigree on the dappling instruments. Lune says of the poignant inspiration for the track:

It feels like I’ve waited to be happy my whole life. When you reach goals, you just set new ones and then you’re anxious and waiting to be happy again. This song is the realisation that even though I’m living my dream and my circumstances have changed for the better, my brain is still my brain and I’ve been here before. I’ve been in that paralysing mental state before. The scenery is different but the feeling remains.

This sense of anxiety and uncertainty filters through the nuanced delivery: a sense of frailty. The simple accompanying video, directed by Brisbane director Joshua Tate captures this eloquently: an intimate performance piece with reflections and lighting creating a sense of distance and isolation:

Ash Lune will release her debut EP ‘Broken Science Experiments’ on 11 February 2022. Lune says:

This is for anyone who’s going through a hard time or going through a breakup, or who doesn’t know what they’re doing with their lives.

In the meantime, ‘Broken’ is available to download and stream here.

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