Komang’s debut single ‘Dewi’ combines electronic soul and Balinese influences
05.10.2020

Komang’s debut single ‘Dewi’ combines electronic soul and Balinese influences

WORDS BY AUGUSTUS WELBY

Melbourne musician Rosie Clynes joins us for the latest episode of the Turning Heads podcast.

Turning Heads episode 18 features a conversation with Melbourne musician Rosie Clynes aka Komang. Clynes launched the Komang project in early 2020 with a sold out performance at Asia TOPA. Komang’s first single, ‘Dewi’, arrived in late August.

‘Dewi’ is a soulful pop song featuring electronic production and a strong dance beat. It also contains layered lyrical meaning and a charming melodic core. It’s the first taste of Komang’s Mythologies EP, which is due in the early months of 2021. Clynes’ influences include Kelsey Lu, Erykah Badu and Little Dragon as well as Balinese gamelan and Indonesian folk pop.

Clynes conceived ‘Dewi’ while based in Jakarta, Indonesia working as an actor. Living and working in Indonesia had a big impact on Rosie’s ambitions for her life and art, something we speak about in the podcast. We also talk about relishing independence, the themes explored in ‘Dewi’, the significance of seeing marginalised identities represented in the arts, and whether humans are all they’re cracked up to be.

Check out the podcast episode below:

I will be back with a new episode of Turning Heads next week. You can find the podcast on SpotifyPodbean and through Apple.

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