EGOISM's Latest Single What Are We Doing? Is Stunning Sophisticated Pop That Sticks
Since first seeing EGOISM live last week, I’ve found myself coming back to the chorus of the band’s latest single What Are We Doing? on an eternal loop in the back of my head. A song so beautiful I hope it stays stuck there for weeks to come.
There is an ever present elegance in the chemistry between Scout Eastment and Olive Rush, the duo behind inner-west Sydney’s EGOISM. It’s a soft touch connection that leads to the creation of delicate, yet razor sharp, pop songs carried from start to finish on a thread of intangible naturalism. Every unexpected sparkle within their songs sounds as though it belongs; vibrant and unusual, considered and brilliant. This is intelligent music that transcends the pop genre picking up elements of indie, gaze and a stack of dreamy symphonies along the way.
Latest single What Are We Doing? is a song of imperfections and apathy that is pure bliss. Built on bold guitar lines that beckon their listener to run away with them, What Are We Doing?, is relaxed and explosive in equal measure. As you begin to settle into the spacious verses, EGOISM go big. An expansive chorus rises and releases on a single beat before breaking beautiful into a surge of sound that will stick.
To put it simply. EGOISM are one of the best young bands in the country right now and latest single What Are We Doing? is outstandingly beautiful.