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Is there anything better than a breakup anthem? We think not! IAMMERAKI has unleashed all the feels on his debut single Contrast, and he’s done it with a whole lot of energy.
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The result? An emotional piñata that will be stuck in your head for days on end.
IAMMERAKI is the solo project of Sydney’s Lachy Campbell. Don’t let the whole new to the scene status fool you though. Campbell actually has years of experience and has played in multiple bands. As such, Closure has skipped the rough around the edges demo stage. It is layered and well put together, with big riffs and even bigger hooks. And while the track does take influence from the pop-punk scene of yesteryear, it keeps things fresh by embracing the slick production style of contemporary acts like Stand Atlantic and Our Past Days (RIP).
Contrast is full of heart, and it reads like a personal diary entry
It is a breath of fresh air in a genre that so typically relies on nostalgia. Contrast still has that throwback appeal, but it also shows how much our up-and-comers have to offer. What really sets IAMMERAKI apart is his authenticity. Contrast is full of heart, and it reads like a personal diary entry. It is fitting that Meraki roughly translates to doing something with soul and creativity because that is exactly what’s on offer here. IAMMERAKI’s biggest strength is in his vulnerability. Contrast is a shining example of how music can pull you through the rough times. It is passionate, emotional and still fun – all you could ask for in a debut track.
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