Since 2018, Sydney based songwriter and performer Dominic Breen has been captivating audiences, industry and fellow artists alike. His two acclaimed EPs introduced listeners to Breen’s distinctive musical world; as well as his rare gift for highly personal, observational lyrics that evoke a vivid sense of place and time.
Produced and mixed by Tim Fitz from Middle Kids, ‘Lovelost’ is the first single off his forthcoming debut album. The record, to be released through Believe/Double Drummer, is set for release in early 2021.
Breen’s sound is uniquely Australian; but subtle familiarities are met with new, exciting deviations that transcend the ‘Australiana’ badge. Sunny acoustic guitar sits alongside crunchy, distorted bass. Joyous exclamations precede lyrics that depict longing as a cancer – that to be caught in love is to be a prisoner.
‘Lovelost’ blends the old soul quality of Breen’s voice with crunchy contemporary production and an unexpected key change in the middle of the track.
Equally likely to appeal to fans of Julia Jacklin, DMA’s and Middle Kids as it is to fans of the Go-Betweens, The Triffids or Roy Orbison, the song is a 2:20 blast of immaculately crafted “happy/sad” power-pop.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Breen wrote and played almost every instrument on ‘Lovelost’, apart from the bass which was provided by Fitz. His most immediate track to date, ‘Lovelost’ is a thrilling taste of what’s to come.