Two years on from the release of her debut album Night Underground, seasoned Sydney musician Donna Amini has returned with a crushing new sound in ‘Big Machine’. Pitching gorgeous yet brutal guitars against building percussion and penetrating vocals, Amini leads from the front with confidence and a refreshing sense of self.
Taken from her forthcoming new album, Amini has dealt a heavy and impactful blow with ‘Big Machine’ – it’s just the re-entry to the local music scene the songwriter had wanted. “[Big Machine is] built around the idea of the city with a hypnotic machine-like beat. The grinding roar of the guitars and fragmented words, like too many street signs. The songs off the upcoming album are raw and direct, they lead with feeling. They’re guitar-heavy and have a punk sensibility.”
The listener can hear the pride surging through each note and as she prepares to experience ‘Big Machine’ flourish in the live arena, Amini revels in the opportunity to further thrive with new sounds at play. “After months of working on ‘Big Machine’, it’s exactly the song I imagined it to be; which is what I’m most proud of. I would say that the new songs sound fresh and they feel good to play. They feel like they are authentically me.” Donna Amini
The film clip for ‘Big Machine’ also matches the drama of the song. Playing with shadow and darker tones, Amini’s voice is piercing through the rich rumblings of the instrumentation beneath.