Look At You Go June Jones!

Mitch Fuller, 16th September 2019
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Music Moving the Metro Chart

Melbourne artist June Jones explores themes of heartbreak, depression and hope through her unique songs. Over washes of bass, synths and MIDI experimentation, she stands out through her unabashed expression of tragedy and melodrama. However, it’s not all so serious. Much of her work is sprinkled with humour as the drama is sped up, and June’s latest offering, Look At You Go is no exception. Carried by steady, mellow piano and orchestral strings, in her own words it’s the type of song that she ‘…would have written for Avril Lavigne, or an early 90s Liz Phair, if she had been asked to write a song for either of them.’ Look At You Go has debuted at number six on the Amrap Metro chart this week, just ahead of the latest from Amrap chart regulars, First Beige at number eight with Desire. The Brisbane six-piece deliver the goods once again with their purest dance track to date. Bringing out all their driving disco grooves, sweeping synths and tight percussion, Desire is one of those infectious tunes that get you moving immediately. Frontman, David Versace says ‘I really wanted to make a dance EP this time round. I've been writing and playing music for a couple of years now and realized we get the biggest kick out of simple grooves and making people dance.’

Leading the Way on the Regional Chart

CMAA Academy of Country Music graduate Jack McDougall has been making waves with his penchant for traditional country music sounds flecked with contemporary issues and imagery. His latest, Let Me Out, is a timely contemplation of mental and physical health, a reflection on struggling with emotion. It’s a showcase of Jack’s songwriting capabilities, building to a powerful, encouraging chorus. Let Me Out debuted in third place on the Regional Chart this week just ahead of Shaun Kirk’s return with Black Dog at number five. The Melbourne troubadour’s gritty vocals and vintage blues guitar sounds are slowed down to a wander on Black Dog before building alongside erratic strings and harmonica. The result is a celebration of strength and survival, drawing parallels with the themes of Jack McDougall’s aforementioned tune.

Beyond the Charts

Sydney newcomer, Maina Doe fuses elements of jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronic sounds to deliver witty, authentic writing through her honeyed vocals. Self-described as an amalgamation of Somali, Indonesian and Australian culture, Maina may not be in the charts yet, but her debut single, Delusion is sure to get plenty of airplay on community radio. Following four years of dedicated writing, collaboration and performing within Sydney’s local scene, Maina has arrived to offer a fresh perspective in a new era of R&B. In her own words, Delusion ‘…explores the sweet middle between truth and delusion and how some delusion plays a part in realising dreams and keeping your imagination alive. This song comes from a lacklustre period I had where I started believing that I was crazy to want big things for myself and the world.’

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The Amrap Charts show the top ten tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through the Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service in both metropolitan and regional areas of the country. Amrap is an initiative of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia which distributes new Australian music to community radio stations nationwide & empowers broadcasters to promote new Australian music on air & online.

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