Candy Photo credit Annie Lenne
Melbourne’s Candy shares a new single, ‘Affirmation Fixation’, along with an accompanying video clip.
Candy has a propensity for literate lyrics, and an aptitude for catchy, dense songwriting. Not afraid to confront issues of mental health in his songwriting, ‘Affirmation Fixation’ was written following a panic attack that he experienced after seeing the movie, Hereditary.
He explains, “I never knew derealisation was a thing and have come to learn that’s what I experienced and somehow that movie brought that to the surface for me”.
The song was written “to calm myself in the days afterwards as my anxiety levels were way more prevalent”.It certainly feels like a new era for Candy.
Where debut LP, Under The Weather and latest release, Everything in Motion, were bedroom produced, youthful and compelling, this upcoming release feels like a total revolution with addition of rising LA producer Matt Neighbour (Matt Corby, The Avalanches, Sky Ferreira) on mixing duties.Candy continues, “it’s now been a year or so and only now am I feeling a little less anxious – probably going through a pandemic and lockdown didn’t calm me all that much either.
I hope this song can find its way to the ears of people who need a little reminder that wishful thinking may help you from sinking.”