Sydney artist DRIFTWOOD. is back with a dynamic new single featuring LVNDVN.
DRIFTWOOD. is back with new track ‘3AM’ featuring R&B maverick LVNDVN.
Showcasing Driftwood.’s significant creative arsenal as a multi-disciplinary whiz, ‘3AM’ drifts between lush, sinewy soundscapes and ambitious storytelling.
Independent, innovative and insatiably eclectic, Driftwood. continues his burgeoning rise into 2022 in glossy fashion with this brand new single, alongside four upcoming performances at The Great Escape in the UK and two London shows as part of the festivals’ warm-up week.
‘3AM’ offers a cocoon of contemporary R&B around a flexing and fluctuating dance hall pocket; from percolating instrumentals to serpentine vocals, Driftwood. flawlessly stages a misty, groove-soaked moment in time, complete with guest vocals from New York-based R&B artist LVNDVN who wrote and recorded his parts remotely before sending them back to Driftwood. to fuse together.
A short but silken journey into dark moments and escapism, ‘3AM‘ evolved from a single groove during a Driftwood. jam session. “’3AM’ is about being in the wrong place at the right time, but still being lost in my own world even in the most extreme environments,” Driftwood. said. “I actually was jamming with my friend Hunter Farlow. I’m quite eclectic in my influences so there are probably more than I even realise, but for the most part it was just a nice fluid groove that I loved and started singing on.”
The accompanying video uses sultry aesthetics and woozy, red-hued shots to capture the lyrical ennui. Darkly lit like the true late night escapades the song title pays homage to, the video was also directed and edited by Driftwood. himself once again.
“I don’t use professional studios, I direct and edit my own videos and work with a select one or two hand-picked DOPs who I know and have worked with before,” Driftwood. explained. “I know exactly what I’m trying to achieve on my shots and exactly how to get it with a small and effective team. Extra bodies can slow the flow and stifle the creativity.”