cln Reflects On Loss & Nature In New Single “DUST”


Photo: Callan Alexander

Aussie artist cln reflects on the impact of Australian bushfires in his new emotionally-charged single “DUST.” Over the chest-swelling synths, cln infuses the smoky elements of R&B to induce us into a contemplative zone. There are undertones of moodiness and hope that is found in “DUST” as cln shuffles through the burning layers of emotions:

Speaking of the influence behind the single, cln commented:

“When I’m not making music, I spend most of my time working on conservation research projects. I have a few different roles, but most of them are focused on birds. One of my positions involves doing survey work in remote regions, many of which were burnt badly in the recent fires. This song is a reflection on the scorched landscapes that I’ve been working on and the emotions that they provoke. It’s quite difficult to see these forests burned so badly, particularly in areas where the plants that vulnerable species rely on are now completely gone.

The second verse contains a lot of snake imagery. I suppose snakes are something that you always have to think about when you’re working in remote Australian regions – so that’s probably why they were on my mind while I was writing.”