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Commandeur – Wasted

Commandeur - Wasted

‘Wasted’ is the debut solo single from a Sydney-based drummer, songwriter and producer called Commandeur; a young man who is better known around the Australian music scene as one of the founding members of the late Operator Please, and current touring drummer for Panama.

Over the last few years, Tim Commandeur has been refining his skills as a producer, and prepping for the next stage in his musical career. He set his sights on creating a collection of his own productions that he could confidently share with the world, and today we get to hear the first of these creations.

Written, developed and produced in his bedroom studio, ‘Wasted’ is an exchange between a young couple uncertain of the relationships intent. Drawing on the influence from some of his peers like Hayden James, RÜFÜS and Cyril Hahn, Commandeur‘s objective with his music is to not only make people want to move, but to also feel satisfaction as they become immersed in an indulgent atmosphere of musical sounds.

‘Wasted’ opens with a twinkle of synth and Commandeur‘s tender crescendoing voice, as he begins to tell his story of the unavoidable uncertainty within a growing relationship. He is soon met by the lush vocals of a beautiful songstress, and together their graceful harmonies echo from within a tapestry of pulsing electronic beats, delicate atmospheric sounds and an assembly of resonating synths.

“This song is very close to me. Having always been part of a group, I’ve dreamt of branching out and producing my own music. I’ve been developing my production for a while now, and it’s only at this point in my career that I feel really excited and think that it’s right to share what’s happening in my mind musically.” – Commandeur

Commandeur also has a music video for ‘Wasted’ which was put together by two very talented friends, Jack Toohey and Ryan D’Sylva. The result is a synchronised light installation that is layered with live performance shots and beautifully contrasting ocean footage.

“This video is a collaboration between two of my very talented friends, Jack Toohey and Ryan D’Sylva. Not wanting to go the traditional route of having a film clip with a story line, I searched for an idea that would be visually and aesthetically engaging. Being the man behind Gold Fields’ stimulating live light show, I asked Ryan to design a synchronized light performance that I could then incorporate with more elements. Jack helped further this concept by coming up with the idea to project the visual performance over a live performance and cutting it between beautifully contrasting ocean footage. The final product being a vast, glittering, visual feast that helps transport the song into the space I always knew it lived in” – Commandeur

‘Wasted’ is available now from iTunes and on Spotify.