Out via October Records, Wastemall’s latest single “Glaciers” featuring Jude York might arguably be his best to date. The Brisbane-based producer and visual artist is well known for his genre-bending use of bittersweet sounds and dance aesthetics, as well as his otherworldly visuals, that he creates during the songwriting process. He shared his debut EP Don’t Tell Me last year, and “Glaciers” marks his debut collaboration, and hopefully the first of many to come.
Jude York is a massively talented singer and songwriter, better known as one half of the Australia-based duo The Beamish Brothers. His vocal contribution to the song is undoubtedly monumental, as his falsetto delivery perfectly compliments Wastemall’s immersive instrumental, which is driven by warm basslines, organic percussion, and intimate melodies. The music video on the other hand, that Wastemall created himself, is about personal growth and moving on, using surreal landscapes and visuals to depict the themes and ideas that Jude York conveyed through his songwriting.
“Glaciers came together after a long period of personal growth, and features some dark and brooding, yet melancholic synth-work,” says Wastemall. “I was immediately hooked by Jude York’s first vocal demo he sent through, he had really managed to capture in his lyrics the emotion that subconsciously pours into an instrumental track.”
“This song came about when Wastemall's label sent me the track amidst a bunch of other instrumentals. The bones of what would become Glaciers instantly hooked me,” continues Jude York. “It seemed like the perfect home for lyrics about an icy heart, about the aftermath of summer passion after the heat goes. Honestly the song just poured out once I had the concept in mind. My favourite part is actually the bridge - the melody is super minimal and punchy with loads of countermelodies in the mix too! Overall this song was super thrilling to be a part of.”