Melbourne producer LANKS is a triple threat; not only does he craft slick beats, he writes heartfelt melodies and sings too.
The artist is gearing up to release his debut album, which will come out at the beginning of 2018, and he’s given us a tasty preview of what’s to come with last year’s single ‘Comfortable’.
There’s something very genuine in what he does, as he sings to a former friend, “Why didn’t you call me when you fell apart? You know I need you like a light in the dark, there’s blood on my side of the car too. Now you’re packed up on the inside, I’m a siren ringing out in the night. The end was coming but I was blind-sided.”
He recently told his Facebook followers that the song was, “written from my friends perspective to another person who sadly took his own life. As someone who has suffered depression I understand how hard it can be to open up about it but if you need to chat hit me up, or your other friends. You're not alone. Look after each other friends.”
It’s a compelling and honest look at tragedy, and LANKS manages to do it in a relatable way.
Watch the video for ‘Comfortable’ below:
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