TUNE Retiree - Magic Eye ft Sui Zhen
Australian group Retiree return with ‘House Or Home’, set for release by Rhythm Section International on 21st September 2018.
The musical project of Matt Crowley, Tori Holleman and Marco Vella; Retiree have steadily congealed their broad influences into a unique emulsion of strongly rhythmic and emotional music. From two releases, they’ve been described as “pared back 1980s comfort pop for all occasions” by NOISEY, having “a whole lot of crisscrossing rhythm” by The FADER and containing “swirling synth flourishes, languid wistful vocals and strutting drum machine funk” by The 405.
The album’s songs explore the theme of “house or home” and what that means in present-day Australia for different people. They journey from an Aboriginal tent embassy on the south coast of New South Wales, a retirement village, a one-room flat in Ringwood and a sleepless 17 hour stopover in Malaysia.
With the announcement comes new single ‘Magic Eye’, a love song that bridges the end of a relationship. “It was really nice teaming up with Becky (Sui Zhen) to finish this one. We started writing the song before a break-up and finished it after it ended. It’s a strange time to write a song. I feel like from the start, the tone of the song was kind of indicative of the situation.”
‘House Or Home’ will be released on LP and digital on 21st September 2018.