Queenslander Eves Karydas‘s new single ‘Freckles’ is a song soaked with emotion and a certain personal vulnerability. Pure melancholic pop that glitters with melody dealing with the transience of life and the small things that can affect you. Karydas’s vocals are glorious: expressive and enchanting. She says of the track:
Freckles has been years in the making. It’s a song I started a long, long time ago… it began as a small thought about the rush of growing up and has morphed, over the years, into a real lived experience. Now I’m halfway through my 20s I sing these lyrics earnestly and truthfully.
The catalyst to finally finishing this song was that recently I fell over on the pavement and grazed my knee. I hadn’t done that in a very long time. The context that made this moment poignant to me was that I was confronting my mental health properly for the first time in my life and it was a complicated and scary process. So for some reason, the act of putting on a bandaid and continuing on with my day really struck me. I couldn’t remember the last time getting hurt was so simple.
Freckles is ultimately about finding my safe space in-amongst the chaos of my life. A place where I can tune out all my anxieties and fears. And that place, for me, is with the person I love most in the world
‘freckles’ has a sparkle and a shimmer that is enchanting. The video is simple, reflecting the vulnerability of the lyrics:
Karydas is undertaking a tour of Queensland – but be quick, gigs are selling out:
Thu May 6 – Seabreeze, Mackay^ – Tickets
Fri May 7 – Otherwise, Townsville^ – Tickets
Fri May 14 – The Met, Toowoomba* – SOLD OUT
Sat May 15 – Burleigh Bazaar, Gold Coast* – Tickets
Sun May 16 – Solbar, Sunshine Coast^ – Tickets
Wed May 19 – The Triffid (NEW SHOW), Brisbane* – Tickets
Thu May 20 – The Triffid, Brisbane* – SOLD OUT
Sat May 22 – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns* – Tickets