The fantastic Gold Coast artist Erin Foster makes music as Karamilk and upon hearing this song – self-produced by the 22-year-old – I’m mortified we haven’t posted the music before.
It’s heavily led by airy synths, building ever so delicately with a bassline and even more synths, into a proper electro-bop. It’s got big Japanese Wallpaper energy and the topline is so matched for the track.
The song’s had quite the bloody journey, as Erin explains:
“I originally built a demo called “Close Enough” back in 2015 and struggled through more than five different versions with various different producers. Recently the track was picked up by a major label and I found myself back in the studio in Brisbane recording yet another version. I came away realising that I was not being true to myself or true to my sounds. Against the advice of so called industry experts, I re-wrote the entire track in a single session at home. A change of key. New instrumentation. A new title. 100% my production and musicianship,” tells Erin.
Taking the reigns and creating something truly yourself almost always ends in a better result, and this is a fab example. Swimming Pool will be everywhere on Friday, but you can have it on repeat below.