LISTEN: LAKYN - VIEW LOOKS SO GOOD
When Melbourne artist Lakyn writes music, he sees little pictures and films in his head, which is then imbued with his own emotions, memories and views.
‘View Looks So Good’ is the new track from Laykn and the first look in to his two-sided mind.
LISTEN TO ‘VIEW LOOKS SO GOOD’ HERE
Receiving its first play last night on triple j’s new music show 2017, ‘View Looks So Good’ is the first track on a clean slate for the musician. Produced by Kuren (winner of Triple J Unearthed NIMAs Competition in 2016) it’s a story of struggle and triumph, about pushing through adversity in order to find something great. Built around Lakyn’s upbeat staccato guitar and accented by sweeping synths and a off kilter beat, the track is centred by Lakyn’s voice, his power and pain coming through with every note.
Lakyn says “It’s about waking up and realising you are far from where you want to be, you know it's going to take a while to get there but once you reach the metaphorical "top of the hill" you'll understand why you had so many struggles on the way up. Everything will make sense once you see the view and anyone who doubted you will wonder why they're still at the bottom.”
A native New Zealander, Lakyn first started making music when a broken ankle kept him off his skate board. The following years were filled with a Popular Reality TV Show, an acoustic EP, a crash course in production and some pretty intense self-reflection. He says “over the past few years I’ve realized that it’s important to just be me, no matter what.”
When Lakyn writes music, he sees little pictures and films in his head, which is then imbued with his own emotions, memories and views. While listening to his music, you can see a bit of Lakyn's world- filled with childlike curiosity and ingenuity. It’s in his faux fur coat and bulbous sunglasses, in the impish grin he adopts in his Instagram videos when he knows he’s being particularly funny but doesn’t want to give himself away. For someone whose music is so serious, there’s a surprising roguish bent to Lakyn’s personality.
Lakyn has announced a headline show at the Workers Club in Melbourne on Tuesday the 27th of June, with tickets on sale now through lakyn.com.au