Neverkid debuts with “When It Comes To You”.
“When It Comes To You” is Neverkid’s debut single – an indie pop track featuring a catchy chorus vocal hook cutting through bright, 80s-retro synths and an edgy, pulsating bass loop. Exuding drive and attitude, the track’s dynamic and powerful vibe is counterbalanced with Neverkid’s moody, alto vocals and alternative lyrics, which are riddled with double meanings and urban imagery from her hometown, Brisbane. “Normally I write songs when I’m in a sad or reflective mood, but this song came from a place of intensity and anger and I wanted the music video to exhibit that. Being my first release, I was also pretty keen to make sure it totally reflected me as an artist and a person, so I’m in shorts and a t-shirt and not wearing much make-up. It’s just me, in a trance, putting on a show”. Neverkid celebrated her single launch at Black Bear Lodge on 20th November and is set to play shows at The Milk Factory and the zoo in December 2019 and January 2020 respectively.
The track’s music video, partially filmed in her garage in East Brisbane and partially at her old university, have so far featured on Scenestr and AMNplify, with the single receiving airplay on SYN radio in Victoria on 23rd November. Neverkid (Shannon O’Brien) is an indie/electronic pop artist. Melding moody, alto vocals with energetic drum beatshs, Neverkid’s punchy sound and alternative lyrics take influence from Robyn, The Weeknd and Vera Blue. With her previous band, Shannon performed in a handful of Brisbane venues including the zoo, the Triffid, Black Bear Lodge, Black Bear Lodge, the University of Queensland Great Court, Royal International Convention Centre, Eat Street Markets, the Jube and the Old Museum – and played gigs with artists including Playwrite, Sports Fan, Dream Thieves, Youth Allowance and Interalia. Neverkid has been songwriting, singing and playing piano from an early age and both records music in her home recording studio and works with local producers.