Australian singer Daniel Johns has debuted his surprisingly soulful new song ‘Aerial Love‘ from an upcoming solo EP.
The singer is revealing a more sultry side to his musical range, a far cry from the grunge-rock of his Silverchair frontman days.
The new track boasts polished, smoky electro, anchored by a gently pounding bassline and Johns’ accomplished falsetto. Minimal instrumentation, long reverbs and the use of vocal effects are Kiwi collaborator Joel Little‘s (Lorde, Tami Neilson) influence.
According to a press release, ‘Aerial Love’ will get a music video “created by using new drone camera technology” to mirror the literal lyrics of the song, and will be overseen by Lorin Askill, who has directed clips for many Australian artists including Flume, Chet Faker and Phoenix.
Johns is due to release a solo album later this year, teased by a four-track EP on March 13.