Following the release of his stand-out single Don't Look, Brisbane-based beatmaker Machine Age (Adrian Mauro) has returned with new cut 'Fighting’ – drawn from his forthcoming EP (due March 2018).
A completely self-recorded effort, with additional mixing from Slumberjack and mastering by Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Hiatus Kaiyote), 'Fighting' is a fusion of eclectic musical genres and influences. Intricately layered instrumentation builds throughout the song, colliding with synth-laden soundscapes and pattering drumbeats, resulting in his own brand of experimental electronica. Meanwhile, a sense of desperation is encapsulated beautifully by raw, simmering vocals.
Mauro describes the inspiration behind ‘Fighting’ –
“Fighting - When you find yourself paralyzed by your own decisions and wake up asking "How did I get here". The only way to gain clarity is to be kinder to yourself and not repeat the mistakes of the past”.
2017 has seen Machine Age develop a reputation for delivering impressive compositions and incredible live shows, garnering strong support from the likes of triple j, Rolling Stone Australia,Purple Sneakers, Tone Deaf, FBi, 3RRR and the Hype Machine blogging community. The songsmith also recently supported critically acclaimed duo Holy Holy on their 'Paint' tour, alongside writing and recording with the likes of Kuren and Slumberjack.
To coincide with the release of ‘Fighting’, Machine Age will launch the single at The Lady Hampshire, Sydney on December 1st.
Since its release, ‘Fighting’ has garnered strong support from tastemaker outlets, receiving airplay on triple j, 4ZZZ, 2SER, KRXM (USA) and support via Red Bull, double j, Pilerats, MTV and the Hype Machine blogging community.