Returning vivacious and energetic as ever, RACKETT brings us a hectic single to kick off a new year of music in ‘OXYTOXIC’. 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. “Got your kiss, named our kids now, all of my picket fence dreams are making sense.” she sings. “At your address, I’m undressed now, come find me standing outside your parents’ house.”
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 (songwriter Rebecca Callander) 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.” RACKETT
The last few years has seen RACKETT emerge and become established as one of Australia's premier performers. Garnering attention off the back of her debut EP Ready Or Not in 2017 and then in 2018 with the impactful single ‘Prey’, for captivating music and a bombastic live show to match, RACKETT’s wild ride continued to play out on stages across the country. Dominating as headliner and festival favourite at events including Lost Paradise, Groovin The Moo, Big Pineapple Festival and Jack River’s Electric Lady Festival, while also being selected by The Rubens as finalists of their EXTRA SUPPORT YouTube competition, the power of RACKETT’s sound and presence was impactful from the start.
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