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Xanza – Western Sydney has a new Bedroom Pop Princess

Photo credit – Brandon Tam

Photo credit – Brandon Tam

Watch out Western Sydney, you’ve got a new voice in bedroom pop! I present Xanza and her soothing debut ‘Stars Like Us’.

As the track starts, you’re hit with massive 90’s vibes, which remind me of that Leonardo DiCaprio movie ‘The Beach’ (the book is better, but I digress). However, the 90’s rave vibe soon melts into feelgood smooth tones, with Xanza’s angelic voice floating like whisps of cloud across the top. That is, until the tropical rains arrive and you’re dancing naked in a forest (doesn’t sound too bad, huh?).

The samples and xylophone sounds bounce together like they’re on a trampoline at 3am on a Sunday morning. The layers here are like linked puzzle pieces and highlight the producing chops of Elina Godwin. NB: Elina’s is a name that you should keep your ear to the ground for - as this is only her second foray into producing. I’ll definitely be keeping a keen eye on what comes next!

With a debut EP around the corner in November, along with some live shows, be sure to keep your ears propped up like a curious puppy if you’re an Aussie music fiend!