daine has released ‘shapeless’, the title track of their upcoming second mixtape project.
The track follows on from last month’s ‘stay close’, and serves as the second preview of the 8-track project, which is set to arrive on February 24th via Warner Records.
It follows their debut mixtape, ‘Quantum Jumping’, which arrived in April – “it’s definitely a homage to my youth,” daine declared in the recent Dork interview feature, which you can check out here.
The ‘shapeless’ mixtape hones in a boundlessnesses beyond structure, which is a theme established through the Melbourne pop star’s experiences with disability, heartache, and hardship. “The lyrics are: ‘lips fake, eyes fake, teeth fake, facelift. I got it all, now I’m shapeless,’” they explain. “I’m customising my avatar to become a flawless CGI character, and using that to get further in my life.”
Continuing to elaborate on the notions of appearance and perception, securing a place in the world while continuously reinventing themselves, daine adds: “It’s a dark track about becoming what people want but using that as leverage to get what you want.”
You can listen to ‘shapeless’ here, and watch the music video below:
You can pre-order the ‘shapeless’ mixtape here – the full tracklist reads as below:
3. stay close
6. skin deep