Throwing us under the mirrors and lights of an anxious club dance floor, new single 'Eyes Wide' from Bec Sandridge warps the pop textbook into something more knotted and metallic, with a jolt of defiance.
'EYES WIDE' captures a lonely paranoia that is dramatically inescapable. Sandridge celebrates the scars that we cannot "unstick" by examining the self inflicted hurt of a wounded relationship "Can we unstick a scar / When I tried to well you just stood and blamed me / I've got plenty of heart / But is there limit to us? "
Produced by Oscar Dawson and Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper), 'EYES WIDE' sonically nods to Sandridge's favourite bands from the late 70's-80's and now (Sousiex + The Banshees, Fleetwood Mac + Robyn), with her trademark one-note angular guitar lines, hard-hitting high hats on loop and ethereal new-wave chimes.
Of the track, Sandridge states "I began to question my relationship patterns during the recording process. I started asking myself is my behaviour instinctual, a long ingrained habit or based on self preservation and protection? The song looks at me discovering my own emotional boundaries and limitations."
'EYES WIDE' looks into the fear and anxiety of being abandoned (both on the dance floor and in a relationship) and as a result, striving to be independent. Although Sandridge is unsure of her decisions to enter into relationships, she has never sounded more sure of herself as an artist. 'EYES WIDE' radiates reassurance.
Coupled with the release of 'EYES WIDE' Sandridge has today announced tour dates for Melbourne and Sydney.
BEC SANDRIDGE TOUR DATES
FRIDAY 24TH MAY - VIVID PRESENTS: HAPPY MAG ISSUE 11 @ MARLBOROUGH HOTEL, SYDNEY - FREE ENTRY!
FRIDAY 7TH JUNE - NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE - TICKETS HERE