Wellington-based musician Hunter Davison has just released his recent single ‘Undateable’. Born in Christchurch but now in his second year at Massey University, studying towards a Bachelor of Commercial Music, Davison describes his latest track as being “ambient yet commercial”.
‘Undateable’ is the follow up to Davison’s previous singles ‘Breathe’, ‘Never Did’, and, ‘Alone’. The track builds on Davison’s previous efforts, it blends ambience, pop guitar with a keen sense of lyrical storytelling to create a hauntingly captivating song.
Davison describes ‘Undateable’ as being a song about “when someone feels like they want to make a move but don’t know how”, this idea shines through in not only the lyrical content but the artists delivery. The soft, emotional vocal pattern coupled with the sombre guitar makes it clear that Davison is singing from a place of truth.
Davison isn’t afraid to layer his music and switch styles. There is a stark juxtaposition between the stripped-down, mostly guitar-heavy verses, and the heavily produced big choruses that introduce a series of extended range showing Davison’s dynamic capability as a songwriter.
Hunter Davison is definitely an artist you should be paying attention to.
You can stream ‘Undateable’ below;