Price Park - 'Rise' (feat. Joe Kosky)
Australian producer Price Park teams up with Melbourne singer/songwriter Joe Kosky for poignant indie electronic single, ‘Rise’.
Price Park is the project of former Godwolf member Tom Armstrong and following in the footsteps of ‘Fire’, ‘Rise’ marks Park’s second collaborative track with Joe Kosky showing off their penchant for moody yet chill downtempo tunes. ‘Rise’ opens with dreamy, floaty guitar riffs and ambient atmospherics, rolling into dark stylish beats and ominous chords to accompany Kosky’s smooth compelling vocal.
While there’s a brooding, slow burning tension to the song, that reminds me of reflective evening walks chasing shadows through urban streets with street lamps sparking in car windscreens, it’s also a warm and richly textured track with a hypnotic lull to it that makes you feel relaxed. Lyrically, the track comes from a thought-provoking and conflicted place caught at a crossroads as Kosky explains:
“This is easily one of the most effortless and inspired tracks we’ve worked on together. The vocals and lyrics were really a logical extension of the mood we’d created with the arrangement. It can feel cliché or ‘tacky’ sometimes to write songs based in defiance, but at this point in time in both of our lives and careers – and of course given the global political climate – it feels poignant – it feels important. I think it’ll resonate fairly well since we’re all living through this strange period of history together.
On a personal level I think the song came from an intersection in my life, where one road would lead to perpetual destructive habits, and the other to some sense of redemption. Still not quite sure which one I’ve walked down to be honest.” – Joe Kosky
Price Park and his collaborators are making music born from struggles with the underlying message of a need to succeed, stay afloat, be saved or make things right. It’s real, raw and gritty music with a mainstream appeal that sees its sincere heart and chilling emotional depth set it apart from “sounds like” comparisons.
Words of Karla Harris