DIY Australian indie-pop artist RACKETT has returned with up-tempo sugary pop track “Crush”, co-written, produced and mixed by Dave Hammer (Lime Cordiale, Mia Rodriguez), and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer, Joe Laporta (Solange, FKA Twiggs). With a PC-pop slant that evokes comparisons to Sophie and Charli XCX, the quirky, neon track is taken from RACKETT’s debut mini-album, due for release in November 2020.
The single is one of eight tracks co-written and produced by Dave Hammer in Sydney prior to RACKETT’s rebranding in late 2019. After parting ways with her band-mates Ally Gaven, Kat Alaya and Astrid Holz, RACKETT’s Rebecca Callander spent a year widening her tastes and experimenting with new sounds while also going on a journey of self-recalibration. RACKETT has since revealed three singles in her revitalized electro-pop persona, including Machinations and Oxytoxic, which has received spins on both triple j and Unearthed, and led to her embarking on a fourteen date headline tour in Japan in late 2019. Upon returning to Australia, RACKETT revealed her new sound and electronic stage show to fans in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in early 2020.
Listen to ‘Crush’ here