Photo by Juana Martignone
After impressing on arrival with their track ‘Sand Dunes’, Melbourne’s Floozy returns with another shimmering delight, with new track ‘Craving’.
The single is seductive as it is easily danceable, highlighting the strong writing and artistic partnership between musicians Leigh Dallimore and Andréa Hajenian. Where ‘Sand Dunes’ introduced the pair as a group with intrigue and much potential to get stuck into, ‘Craving’ gives music fans further insight into who Floozy is – their core musical identity out on full display.
Fun, confident and beautifully expressive.
“Have you got a love you’re craving?”
It’s a simple question that threads its way through the song, and one that hangs in the air as Hajenian and Dallimore’s vocals weave together with ease. On ‘Craving’, Floozy worked with Xavier Dunn (Charlie Collins, Jack River) on co-production, recording out of their Fitzroy North studio. In terms of sound and creative direction, Floozy knew exactly what they were going for.
“In coming together as a duo, we always said we’d go for fun and spritzy. This doesn’t always happen in the writing process, but ‘Craving’ definitely landed true. The track started with a sunny arvo studio session together, where Dre brought in this sick beat and bassline to work off. We started bouncing around the studio having a laugh and Leigh almost instantly started singing the chorus hook.
We tried to listen to what the production was making us feel and started fleshing out the story. There was something distinctly cheeky and flirty in the way the bass moved with the beats but also something mysterious in the pulse of the pads and textures. Almost like a question being asked.
This really guided the theme of the song: Everyone’s had the experience of being out somewhere and locking eyes with someone magnetic and mysterious, only to have them disappear into the crowd like smoke; Someone who everyone knows of, but no one really knows. Who are they? Where do they go? Who are they with? Did they notice me in the same way?”
LEIGH & ANDREA, FLOOZY
And with the release of ‘Craving’, Floozy have also unveiled the song’s music video, a collaboration with the rollerskating performer Dylan Blue that really brought the energy of the track to life. Directed by Floozy themselves, the group took to the streets of Fitzroy North, Brunswick and Carlton, capturing Dylan as a rather ethereal creature maneuvering the nightscapes of Melbourne’s inner north.
“The music video was an absolute dream. Late last year, we were driving down St Georges Rd in Fitzroy North and saw this vision of a person gliding down the concrete sidewalk, dancing in their rollerskates. We were so taken by them, that we stopped the car and hailed Dylan down in the middle of the street. We both knew when we saw them, enigmatic in their signature blue get-up, catching the eyes of every stranger in sight, that they were ‘Craving’ incarnate. Dylan was thrilled at our ideas and shortly after exchanging contacts, we were texting excitedly about the shoot.
While writing we really tried to embody the scenes we had imagined: indistinct voices echoing down neon lit city streets; Smokey bars and clubs filled with colourful creatures of the night. Taking notes of all the textures, sounds, and emotions present.”
LEIGH AND ANDREA, FLOOZY
PRAISE FOR FLOOZY
“They’ve got a strong sound to match some good style. Floozy’s a name worth remembering”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Sand Dunes’, 2021)
“You’ve done such a stellar job of bottling up the feeling of an idyllic, carefree afternoon into a song. It’s intoxicating!”
Triple J Unearthed, Abby Butler (‘Sand Dunes’, 2021)
Triple J Unearthed, Jerry Ijale Agbinya (‘Sand Dunes’, 2021)
“Sand Dunes is driven by lofty production, dreamy vocals wrapped in a clever pop arrangement, reflecting the duo’s clear songwriting ability and charm.”
‘Craving’ is released Thursday, 2nd June.