Premiere: Angus Dawson – ‘Camouflage’ EP

Premiere: Angus Dawson – ‘Camouflage’ EP

Hot on the heels of last year’s Ellesmere Street EP, Perth-based producer/singer/songwriter Angus Dawson has returned with his latest collection …

Hot on the heels of last year’s Ellesmere Street EP, Perth-based producer/singer/songwriter Angus Dawson has returned with his latest collection of tracks ‘Camouflage’, an EP that straddles indie, R&B and dreamy pop music.

Beginning the EP is the beloved ‘What We’ve Done’ featuring Bri Clark. This track is stunning, beginning with a set of creamy, reflective chords that gradually layer and bring the intro to its crescendo. After Dawson’s intricate percussion is introduced, the track falls into a frenzy of liquid chords that bless a beautiful vocal line. The track then sees Dawson and Bri Clark harmonise over the next verse before introducing the intricate chorus once again in all it’s glory. ‘Pieces’, the other well-received single on this EP comes after, beginning with shimmering chords and wailing vocal chops before bringing Dawson’s vocals to the forefront. The track then drops into a slow-burning groove of stabbing chords and swelling vocals before toning it down for the verse that eventually brings the track to its climax.

‘Nevertheless’ brings something much more tranquil to the EP, bearing a smooth bed of soft chords and minimalistic percussion. Dawson’s vocals on this track are a standout, as he croons over the track among a landscape of brass and woodwind melodies.

Lastly, we have ‘Where You Find Me’, an acoustic number that slowly builds up to a ensemble of glistening pop vocal lines and electronic percussion that carefully contrasts with acoustic instrumentation.

With a back catalogue of melancholic slow burners going back some four years, Angus Dawson has proven himself to be at the top of his game, combining folk, indie, R&B and electronica into his own style of reflective and comforting pop. With such a diverse release from the young buck, we can certainly anticipate more quality beats from him in the years to come. You can stream ‘Camouflage’ EP below.