Returning as vivacious and energetic as ever, RACKETT (songwriter Rebecca Callander) brings a hectic new single, Oxytoxic, to kick off a new year of music. Unveiling new pop-driven and experimental sounds last year with Machinations, and exploring new territory in the live arena in Australia and Japan, RACKETT continues to flourish with Oxytoxic – a song focused on desire. Incorporating trap and dance influences on her latest, RACKETT goes large in the positioning and delivery of lyrics that are equal parts intoxicating and enticing.
Co-written with Dave Hammer (JEFFE, Lime Cordiale) in Sydney, Oxytoxic is another piece of this new puzzle of creative identity RACKETT has been forming since returning to the fore last year. As RACKETT describes, the single comes from a place of undiluted yearning. “The song is about uncontrollably romanticising about a fictional lover and being overcome by desire for someone you don’t even know, but can play the part,” said RACKETT.
Bringing her music from the studio to stage is an element of the creative process RACKETT thrives on. Where 2019 had her touring nationally as well as internationally throughout Japan, RACKETT’s touring teeth have been well and truly sharpened, with tours alongside the likes of Jack River, The Growlers, DZ Deathrays and The Darkness introducing her to the hunger for live music only satiated by bombastic live performances. February will see her launch Oxytoxic on the east coast – get around these shows, she’s only just getting started.
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