Tyler Nakoa’s new track, ‘Something’s Missing’, is an otherworldly seven-minute epic

Tyler Nakoa’s new track, ‘Something’s Missing’, is an otherworldly seven-minute epic

Words by Tom Parker

The second single from his forthcoming EP, Step on in.

In June, Bellingen-based folk singer-songwriter Tyler Nakoa dropped the first track from his forthcoming EP, Step on in. ‘Island’ was a serene folk number that paired eloquent cello, beautifully played by Georgia Shine, with Nakoa’s sofly-strummed acoustic guitar.

It was an alluring first taste from Nakoa’s new record and one that turned heads across the music industry. Yet, it’s the songwriter’s follow-up track that’s his most profound.

‘Something’s Missing’ continues Nakoa’s atmospheric voyage, a seven-minute epic that brings to mind the revered and beautifully-unmatched Fink. The track is transcendent – Nakoa creates a space that’s incredibly difficult to manifest as he elevates his music within the realms of trip hop.

It’s sombre, haunting but enchanting. Beguiled through the initial three minutes, the song only intensifies and before you know it you’ve reached the song’s seven-minute conclusion.

The track was recorded at Echidna Studios in the Dandenong Ranges and mixed by Scott Collins (Noiselab) alongside Anthony Theaker from the UK. Nakoa’s upcoming EP, Step on in, makes a jump from his debut six-track release, the raw Throw Your Stone, as the artist attempts to supplement his music with wider sonics and more abundant production.

Check out ‘Something’s Missing’ below.

For more from Tyler Nakoa, visit his Facebook or find him on Spotify

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