Melbourne-via-Darwin artist Local The Neighbour a.k.a. David Quested recently unveiled his latest single “Point Guard”. A shimmering slice of warmth and positivity, the track pays tribute to loved ones, and was written for his girlfriend as an appreciation of their relationship. There’s even a charming Super 8 style accompanying music video that was created by the couple.
All in all, you have to say it makes a refreshing change from the post breakup blues that make up the bulk of relationship songs.
To celebrate the release of “Point Guard”, Local The Neighbour has curated a playlist of his favourite ‘relationship’ songs for us. A self-confessed rom-com lover, this playlist will take you on a journey. So hit play and let me hand you over to David:
Hey! I’m Local the Neighbour and I’ve had the pleasure of being asked to put together this playlist on ’relationships’ for The AU Review! Something I don’t talk about often (some of my closest friends wouldn’t even know about this) is my love for rom-com movies. Basically any Matthew McConaughey movie from the 2000’s is a winner to me. I say I love them ironically but deep down I definitely question this, haha!
When it came to putting together this playlist, I figured I’d add in some contrast so it wasn’t all ‘happy’ love songs and throw in a slightly dramatic love crisis in the middle to mimic a rom-com. I’ve had a bit of fun choosing songs I haven’t listened to for a long time plus some favourites. I love when music isn’t taken too seriously, so hopefully these songs can lighten your mood! Hope you enjoy!
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