Sarah Blasko and composer Nick Wales have paired up to form a power duo, creating the upcoming album Emergence, out on June 5th. Getting us all worked up and excited, they’ve released the powerful track ‘Pain Is A Number’ from the album, giving us a taster of what happens when two talented artists collaborate.

The track opens with a raw, mechanical sound that is atmospheric, eery and leaves you wanting to know what happens next in the song. The journey the track takes you on isn’t reliant on lyrics, rather on the mix of the dark, moody sounds with Blasko’s smooth vocals, creating a soundscape.

What makes it even more interesting is that the album was created for Emergence, the dance work of Artistic Director and choreographer Rafael Bonachela. The music is an experience in itself, but add dance and it’s a match made in heaven. The performance, featuring Bonachela’s talented dancers, celebrates the relationship between movement and music. The dance work will be part of the 2015 Sydney Dance Company programme, touring Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania in July and August and will be performed as De Novo.

Track ‘Pain Is A Number’ is now available on iTunes. Emergence is released in Australia and New Zealand on Friday, June 5. The album is available for pre-order via Create/Control or iTunes.