The six-minute track is taken from his forthcoming new EP, which is slated to be released early next year.
Following years living in Melbourne, Tings’ escaped to a house on NSW’s Central Coast to write Eyes Closed, about which he explains: “I wanted to make a song that would capture what I could only describe as cold euphoria. The exhilaration of being feeling untethered after a long time in the same routine. The intoxicating smell of eucalyptus after a long time in the city.” He continues, “I wanted to make something that captured the beauty of that coastal landscape in winter. The way the trees on the windward side of the headland grow with twisted branches, braced against the southerly storms. I wanted to make something that sounded like total release, coming out of a dark place into somewhere filled with light.”
Eyes Closed is out now on Cascine.