If you need an adjective to describe the music of MDWS (pronounced 'meadows'), lush comes to mind instantly.
The Brisbane indie artist-producer brings an extensive background in production to his own original songs, blending a range of genres (emotive-filled folk meanderings that are constructed atop opulent electronic melodies and contemporary R&B tones) with an introspective approach to music that creates a hypnotic fusion of sounds pleasing to the ear.
Think similar styles to Matt Corby, Boy & Bear, Ball Park Music and Josh Pyke, but heard through a James Blake, Bon Iver indietronica filter.
MDWS' latest offering is 'Naive'; a dusty yet melodic drum-beat loops over a sweeping, relaxed guitar riff alongside angelic 'ooh, oohhhs' as MDWS sings about the pursuit of meaning in the wake of a broken relationship.
"This track is my favourite of my new body of work," MDWS aka Callum Mcnab says. "It's probably because it hits so close to home for me.
"The feeling I had after splitting with my long-time partner and sitting in a half empty house with nothing but my thoughts, were something I wanted to convey in both the music and video.
"I have a running joke with my friends about my music always being so sad, and it's not intentional but for me, music is a therapeutic way for me to express myself when I have a hard time with words."
Ahead of the song's release tomorrow (22 July), scenestr is thrilled to premiere the music video for 'Naive' today. Enjoy.
'Naive' is the first release from MDWS' sophomore EP 'Adrift' that will be released later in the year.