The Australian Trio, daste., Releases New Single ‘Butterfly (So Free)’

daste. is an Australian trio composed of Callum MacDonald, Braxton Tahi and Tyler Harden. This indie-pop/dance band has been compared to a mix between MGMT, Empire of the Sun and Toro y Moi.

After the release of their first album “dusk&dawn” in October 2021, daste. has been busy working on their next singles. The band took the time to work on a new musical journey, their specialty. They are now proud, to present this new release, living up to their expectations.

daste. unveils a new single ‘butterfly (so free)’. Produced by them and Australian artist and friend Maxwell Byrne (aka Golden Vessel / 1tbsp), it is accompanied by a summery and fun video directed by Dom Gould.

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daste., delivers some words about this track:

“Our latest single, butterfly (so free), is a super fun, high energy, dance track that was written with our good friend Max Byrne (Golden Vessel) after a delicious dinner. There must have been some magic in the ramen we had because we went into the studio straight after and wrote and recorded the whole song that night. 

We started out by playing together on the piano and nylon guitar and came up with the chord progression, which felt like it had the potential for a lot of liveliness and movement. We then switched the piano out for a lovely Juno-106 synth patch and knew straight away that all it needed was a simple beat to channel that energy. The melodies and lyrics spilled out from there as we decided to personify that feeling of being free and uninhibited to a butterfly. 

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At its core, the track is about having trust in the people you love. I’ve heard people say that their partner is uncomfortable when they go out and have fun without them. That’s crazy! You should be able to have full trust and respect for your partner to do whatever makes them happy.” ~ daste.

“butterfly (so free)” is available everywhere now and Australian fans can catch them live over the coming weeks in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne.

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