LISTEN: Apricot Ink Break Out Sultry Swinging Grooves on “Not Ok”

Apricot Ink is a new project by a group of Canberra based musicians and producers. Gus, Sara and Willo make up this three-piece Alt-Pop project” a motley crew of Canberrans who got together during isolation to make music. Taking influences from Dub, Hip Hop, and Pop, they move in the alt-pop realm, whilst sprinkling danceable grooves and skank beats. Swinging 808 drums and warm-toned guitars in the mix. Apricot Ink takes production influence from The XX and Mac Miller, as well as drawing from BENEE for a pop balance.

Check out “Not Ok,” a strangely cool new Alt-R&B single from Apricot Ink. A sultry track, with soaring vocal hooks and catchy melodic movement, “Not Ok” grooves on a pulsing bassline and steady backbeat, with tight harmonies and atmospheric guitar application. Like Dua Lipa, with one foot in the present and another in the past, Apricot Ink makes it all good with a bountiful array of beats and melodies.

“Gussy used to live in this sharehouse. One month of partying, meeting new and interesting people and experiencing plenty of comedowns. It was a time. ‘Not OK’ is about that time figuring out if ‘is it OK to be not OK’, whilst being under the influence and living in a highly stimulated environment. Sometimes, getting through it by drawing a smile on the mirror to help lift you. Then sometimes you’re looking at yourself and not vibing it, that’s OK too,” says the band.

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