BREAKOUT ELECTRONIC DUO
LASTLINGS RELEASES FIRST SINGLE
IN 2020 ‘TAKE MY HAND’
Australian-Japanese duo Lastlings today announced their momentous signing toLiberation Records with the first single released on the label, ‘Take My Hand’. The track arrives on the back of their biggest year to date, as siblings Amy and Josh Dowdle continue to gain global notoriety as an act to watch.
Premiered on triple j Good Nights, ‘Take My Hand’ arrives as their first release of the year, showcasing their multi-genre sound by crafting a driving electronic beat complemented by strong pop songwriting and effortless vocals. In the emotive video, the lyricism comes alive in an Inception-esque world where the pair operate a mind-altering transportation device that sends people into moments in time that they wish they could revisit for better or worse.
VIDEO: ‘Take My Hand’ by Lastlings
Lastlings unpack the single: “‘Take My Hand’ is about two people who are unprepared to let go of each other. They both care about each other deeply, but have to go their separate ways. We took inspiration for this song from one of our favourite anime’s, ‘Your Name’ by Makoto Shinkai”.
Following a year of lauded performances, Lastlings will hit the road again this spring, announcing their support on Grammy-nominated band RÜFÜS DU SOL’s US tour, as well as headline dates of their own. Playing brand new music for the first time, they’ll take to iconic rooms like Detroit’s Masonic Temple, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, and Los Angeles’ Echo.
The self-taught musical duo have risen the ranks over the last five years, from releasing their own EPs to signing with major labels. During 2019 alone, they produced remixes for buzzy British producer SG Lewis on his hit track ‘Flames’ and fellow Aussies RÜFÜS DU SOL on their acclaimed single, ‘Solace’, which was featured on the band’s latest remix package alongside tastemakers like Hot Since 82, Justin Martin and Edu Imbernon. Their recent originals on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue imprint, ‘Last Breath’, ‘I’ve Got You’and ‘Deja Vu’, have earned them over 35 million streams globally. Lastlings made their mark last year with unforgettable performances at some of the largest venues and festivals in the world, including Red Rocks, LA State Historic Park and Coachella.
Amy and Josh originally transitioned into music from the world of modeling while they were still in high school and college, performing in garage bands between earning diplomas and styling for shoots. Their melodic electronic and abstract lyricism has evolved over the years, grabbing the attention of diverse fans and tastemakers alike including W Magazine, i-D, Esquire, among others.