daste. Defy One-Size-Fits-All In New Single “expectations” Ft. Akurei

Photo: James Caswell

Aussie trio daste. defy other people’s tendency to box you into certain perceptions in their latest single “expectations” featuring Golden Coast artist Akurei. The track is a lo-fi pop treat smeared with dreamy atmosphere that has been polished with funk finish. Taken from their upcoming album dusk/dawn which is scheduled to be released in June, “expectations” is a self-celebratory anthem that refuses to let anyone define you:

Speaking of the song, daste. shared: “‘Expectations’ was written during the same period as a lot of the songs from our upcoming album. We mixed some different ideas and as soon as we had most of the song figured out, we knew Connor (Akurei) would be perfect for the track. We sent off a bounce with a space for him to do a second verse and we were blown away when we listened to what he had done. The song had completely come to life. The cherry on top! ‘Expectations’ is about stepping outside of the box that the world tends to put you in, and living for yourself instead of becoming what everybody expects you to be. Aline in the song that captures this perfectly is ‘these clothes don’t fit me right, can’t always fit your size.’ In life you often get given an outline that you are supposed to fit into, and most of the time it’s better if you let those expectations go and let your true self shine.”

Akurei added, “I’ve been a huge fan of daste. since their first release and was stoked when they hit me up to work on this song together. It was fun for me to be a little more involved in the production and instrumental work compared to other collaborations, and really exciting to see the song through from first demo to final version.”

daste. will be performing this and next Friday:

Friday, April 16th–supporting Boo Seeka at The Zoo, Brisbane

Friday, April 23rd–supporting First Beige at Elsewhere, Gold Coast