Brisbane band Your Familiar’s new single is a beacon of hope in a seemingly despondent world.

It is often in our darkest moments we realise the strength of our inner resolve. Melding the challenges facing global society with the grind of everyday life, Brisbane ethereal-pop outfit Your Familiar find the strength to move forward on their new single Lavender Gold, out 26 February.

A dreamy ballad that on the surface errs on the side of dark electro-pop, listen to the lyrics of Lavender Gold and you’ll discover an entirely different offering: one that encourages listeners to go within themselves to find the power to keep going when things in their outer world get tough.

“Our minds right now are in a constant loop of pandemic, family, health, geo-politics, racial injustice, work, food, money, isolation and virtual-overload. In these times, Lavender Gold is a reminder to find and channel our inner strength,” said lead singer Breannen Stanbridge. “The song reflects on 2020’s hardships and the power of perseverance.”

Produced by Marly Lüske at Brisbane’s Alchemix Studios, the band’s sophomore single feels like the depths of the deep blue sea, layering luscious synths and cathartic vocals to create a soundscape that teeters between haunting and hopeful.

Formed while its members were studying music at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Your Familiar are influenced by eclectic artists ranging from Joni Mitchell to St Vincent and Portishead. Lavender Gold is the second taste of the band’s debut EP, which is scheduled for release in April this year.

“Writing is our form of therapy. We are people who love pastel colours and embrace the darkness, which shows in our song-writing. Through our music we hope to create a safe and open sonic-space for people to explore.”

A beacon of hope in a seemingly despondent world, Lavender Gold is sure to bring comfort and inspire inner strength to rise forth.

Wrap your ears around Your Familiar’s sophomore single Lavender Gold, which is out now.


Feature image: Your Familiar by George Levi