In Australia, Mat Cammarano’s home-territory, this release is coinciding with the start of their summertime. Here, meanwhile, in the gloomy spectre of a British autumn, it allows us to escape to contented fantasies about coastal road-trips in warmer times, and that can never be a bad thing.
Heralding from Perth, Camarano (as his stage name is, I haven’t just spelt it wrong) is yet another promising artist to emerge from the current indie cohort from the Land Down Under. Having spent years grafting as a sound engineer and producer, his knowledge and attention to detail shine through in the production of this mesmerising track. Where so many others with his experience might have over-egged it, Camarano keeps it relatively stripped back musically, allowing his wistful vocals to cut through and letting the song repeatedly build and retreat like waves between the chorus crescendos.
I’m seriously showing my age now, but on the first listen I thought that this wouldn’t be out of place on the soundtrack to the 00’s TV classic, ‘The OC’. And speaking of it being reminiscent, anyone remember The Delays, ‘Faded Seaside Glamour’? That’s not to say that ‘Somebody Else’ is dated – no, that’s very much just me. But what I am saying is that it carries us back to more innocent, diverting times and I think we all need a song in our arsenal sometimes that can effectively act as an elixir of youth.
If this floats your boat, I would highly recommend seeking out his other track, ‘Ashes’, which has the same captivating quality and was debuted back in September.
‘Somebody Else’ was released earlier this month and an EP is set to follow next year.