Western Sydney’s realest are back once again, with OneFour offering up their fiery new single “Home and Away” as a taster of their forthcoming debut EP.
Although OneFour are no strangers to representing their 2770 postcode throughout their music, their latest track is their most brazen yet, with “Home and Away” subverting the title of the classic Australian soap opera, and comparing the idyllic lifestyle it portrays with the tumultuous streets of Mount Druitt.
“We at war with the cops like Brax, but this ain’t Home and Away,” the chorus notes. “I didn’t grow up round all those beaches, but I still got bros at the Bay.”
A gritty slice of life that shines a light on the generational cycle of violence and crime that exists within the neglected corners of Australia’s backyard, “Home and Away” sees the group teaming up with producers Willstah, KhaledBEATS, i.amsolo and violinist Jenny McCullagh to create a cinematic aura that transports the listener to the trenches of the 2770.
The track also comes accompanied by a music video directed by Maddy King, which shows OneFour and their crew in a soulful, black-and-white portrayal of Mount Druitt.
“Home and Away” is the latest track to be released by OneFour in 2020, following the unveiling of the topical “Welcome to Prison” in February, and most recently, the A$AP Ferg-featuring “Say It Again” back in May.
The latest single is set to feature on the group’s debut EP when it drops later in 2020. Featuring their “most adventurous and sonically diverse music yet”, the as-yet-untitled release is set to shine a global spotlight on the outfit, while tracks such as “Home and Away” serve to remind their fans, followers, friends, and family that no matter where they go, they’ll always call Mount Druitt home.
OneFour’s “Home and Away” is available on streaming services now.