PREMIERE: Library Siesta – Negative Space
Sydney five-piece indie pop icons, Library Siesta, are back with the beautifully garage laden Negative Space. A song of desire and affection from afar, Laundry Echo, is stoked to be premiering today.
Some songs sit so cinematic you want to rewrite your favourite movies and TV shows to include them. Library Siesta’s Negative Space sounds like the song that should have played when Buffy the Vampire Slayer first saw Angel. A snap shot of 90s garage pop, flush with nostalgia, spacious drums and those intangible feelings of seeing someone you want to see yourself with more for the first time.
Everything in Negative Space is executed in a way that feels organic and in place. A testament to the growth of Library Siesta as a band. Having grown out of the solo project of Breanna Jones to the five piece they are now over the course of 10 years.
Asked of the meaning behind negative space Jones states (quite beautifully):
"Negative Space is about trying to deal with feelings that seem to have a mind of their own. I wrote the song after I found myself one night admiring someone from afar, but instead of looking directly at them I was staring at the spaces around them – all the empty nooks in their silhouette – and was overcome with an intense desire to occupy those spaces. I envied the air around them. I wanted to be those air particles. In that particular moment, those physical spaces may have been vacant, but I knew there wasn’t actually space for someone like me in their life. In that context, desire felt irresponsible, dangerous and terrifying, and at the same time completely beyond my control."
Negative Space is fuzzy, warm and riddled with hooks that will keep you coming back again and again.