Exclusive Single Premiere: daste. “somebody like you” (2021)


Gold Coast-trio daste.  are about to release their first single of the year, “somebody like you”, a beautiful uplifting tune, and we are thrilled to be premiering it today. This is the second track to be released off their forthcoming debut album dusk/dawn, due out mid-year. “somebody like you” follows on from “either way”, which was released last November. There is much to look forward to from daste. in 2021.

“somebody like you” is a dreamy upbeat song. It starts off with soul-searching, concluding with the singer realising that they are happiest in the company of their dear friend, or more precisely, “somebody like you”.  The vocals are breezy and silky smooth with the production elegantly layered. The keys and tight beats are craftily interspersed, harmoniously delivering a tune which is a joy to listen to.

As with many songs coming out of 2020, its genesis was born of the challenges of isolation, as Callum MacDonald (of daste.) explains: “This song came about shortly after everyone was coming to terms with the severe necessity of isolation. Not being able to leave the house forced us to start writing songs and ideas on our own which we could eventually work on together. I immediately felt as if I had writer’s block and decided to try making a beat every day in an attempt to break my creative struggle.

It clearly didn’t just drop out of the sky with ease. “‘somebody like you’ was day 26 I believe…I had the beat, chords, verse and a pre-chorus and stopped there. A few weeks later, the three of us were able to get together and work on the ideas we all brought with us. Within a few listens of this particular idea, Tyler says “What if the chorus went like …Youuuuuuuuuu” and at that point I knew we had something very cool going on.”

MacDonald explains further “A few months later we had a writing session with Max (aka Golden Vessel) who came down to our Burleigh Heads studio. After a few hours of writing, we exchanged some unreleased music and were lucky enough to send Max the song to work on some additional production and provide the final seasoning.”

If you are lucky enough to be in Brisbane, you can catch them on Friday, 26th February, at The Zoo in Fortitude Valley. Details below.

“somebody like you” will be released on all digital platforms tomorrow, 21st January 2021. In the meantime, you can press play, and listen to it here first.


Upcoming Gigs:
daste. is supporting FELIVAND, at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley on Friday, 26th February, 8pm – tickets HERE

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Bruce Baker

Probably riding my bike, taking photos and/or at a gig. Insta: @bruce_a_baker

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