Secreted somewhere in between Daughter and Chet Faker lies the sweet and palpable sonic explorations of Carmody. The haunting new single “Missing” from the solo songstress is both a poignant reminder of the feeling of loss and the timeless power of nostalgia. One is quickly swept up in the recurring salient guitar motif coalesced with a unexpected almost hip hop esque drum beat. It is easy to become engrossed by the softness of the choral arrangements and the reserved simplicity of the instrumentation but it is important to analyse the true depth of feeling behind the track as Carmody explains, “‘Missing’ is a song for anyone who has someone missing from their lives that they still dream about. It was written after a dream I had where I was living by the sea with a friend I never see anymore, when I woke up I had to write about it, it felt so sad.”
Listen to the forlorn ode to lost love below.