Cop This Stunning Acoustic Rendition of Halcyon Drive’s Latest Single Silver Ray
Only a few weeks on from the release of their latest single Silver Ray, Melbourne’s Halcyon Drive, have dropped a reimagined rendition of the single. Premiering today on Laundry Echo, try not to fall in love with this absolutely stunner.
Halcyon Drive’s ‘Silver Ray’ is a fast punching, drum driven indie number written in a way that makes it hard not to want to dance. A combination of disco fundamentals and handclaps create a restless listener experience as you find yourself swept into a ridiculously fun song from the three-piece, that will at the bear minimum have you tapping your foot.
Today’s release however throws a spanner into the works of any established view you may have of the song. Stripped, simple and stunning, Silver Ray, stands tall as a remarkable piece of song writing deceptive in its depth. Frontman Michael Oechsle’s vocals take centrestage here. Clean, strong and distinct Oechsle owns the acoustic sound, never walking across the line of genre tourism, rather sounding like the band had been doing it for years.
When asked of the process behind taking the song acoustic, Oechsle states:
"Silver Ray was written on guitar, and we really felt this was a nice way to strip it back and show the underlying song minus all the bells and whistles. It's actually quite a deep, dark song thematically- so the stripped back acoustic version lets the song take on a whole other life I think"
Having already launched the single to their hometown crowd at The Workers Club and graced the stages of The Hills Are Alive and Rare Finds, Brisbane, the band are well in the midst of touring the single. Catch Halcyon Drive live on their own headline tour through Wollongong or as part of the Rare Finds indie club night tour in Sydney and Melbourne: