PREMIERE: Voneece – Leave On Me
He’s tall, awkward and dances like your uncle at a wedding, but Voneece is writing some of the finest piano pop in the country right now. Today, Laundry Echo, is stoked to premiere the Melbourne songwriters debut single Leave On Me.
Leave On Me is an absolute audible smorgasbord. Sitting somewhere between Ben Folds, Ball Park Music and The Beach Boys, Voneece has crafted an absolute epic in Leave On Me. You will be reaching to hit play on this again and again, devouring every element of this meticulous masterclass in song writing.
Starting in the sphere of a reflective upbeat pop ditty about the dark subject matter of death. Leave On Me feels uplifting despite the ever present heavy subject. Gospel styled harmonies follow the lead vocal everywhere it goes, whilst jangly pop sensibilities keep a light air about everything in the song. Suddenly, amidst all these lovely sounds Leave On Me, dips, spirals and dives into a place of musical ambiguity and lyrical questioning. The track then arches back up and launches into a huge driving indie number to bring the song home on a musical high.
The final moments of the song sit as a paradox. A musical instrumentation that would suit a David Le'aupepe life affirmation slams against the lyrical heartbreaker of Voneece repeatedly telling the recently departed that they can’t just leave him. It’s a lot to take in but it is in equal parts rewarding and all in all fucking fantastic.
This is without a doubt one of my favourite songs I have ever been sent.
Oh and if you’re in Melbourne and looking for a band to play in, Voneece is looking for band members.