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Handsome

HANDSOME is as much a movement as it is a name. A self described tomboy electronic pop artist from Australia, her music celebrates the power of expression, creativity and fluidity and creates a space for anyone who longs to feel free, After a slew of collabs, HANDSOME announces there’s more on the horizon with the forthcoming release of HANDSOME GANG: Every Second We Try . The project features HANDSOME’s friends and family Chloe Dadd, flowerkid, Hope D, Jamaica Moana, KAVI, Lupa J and St South,, and will be released on 23 June via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control Records.

Speaking on the title of the project HANDSOME shared “Every Second We Try is a nod to artists drive and ambition. We all have to dig so deep, constantly, and I feel a lot of gratitude that we all made something together that nourishes that. Togetherness is a powerful thing.”HANDSOME spent the first few months of the year touring the UK as part of MAY-A’s live project, and finished up early this month performing her HANDSOME live show on the Sydney World Pride stage. Her sophomore EP BLAME – which was released in 2022 – expanded on her moody electro sound and arrived alongside a self-directed short film of the same name, offering visual accompaniment to her already cinematic lyrics. The project was heralded by NME, Pilerats, Rolling Stone, Cool Accidents and The Music, with rotation on FBi Radio, SYN Melbourne and Edge Hobart, and the title track used in the trailer for Netflix’s highly anticipated Heartbreak High reboot.

Her first EP ‘No Hat No Play’ introduced the project with the powerful ‘Late Night Ball Game’, an anthem for self-expression and the achingly beautiful ‘Save Some Love’, a song about protecting the people you love the most. In 2022, HANDSOME invited you to enter the world of BLAME – where desert grit meets hyper real adventure. Thanks to the AMEX Music Backers Fund, HANDSOME travelled to the middle of Australia to direct and shoot a series of videos that created a short film. An Australian love story, the film sees HANDSOME and her band of outlaws rescue her lover from the grasps of her controlling and tyrannical father, in a journey of adventure, violence and self-awakening. Celebrating masc culture, the film looks closely at the power of camaraderie and attempts to dismantle the generational gaps between queer understanding. At its deepest root, BLAME dissects the impact society’s shame can have on an individual and the domino effect of deep loneliness it leaves behind.

‘Every Second We Try’ is a nod to artists’ drive and ambition. We all have to dig so deep, constantly, and I feel a lot of gratitude that we all made something together that nourishes that. Togetherness is a powerful thing.” – HANDSOME