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Dbldbl Shares Single / Video 'Fakey' feat. Randa

Dbldbl Shares Single / Video 'Fakey' feat. Randa

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Maison Fairey / Wednesday 10th April, 2024 12:07PM

Dbldbl aka Liam Dargaville (Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi) continues to drip feed fans only the very best, teaming up on their first new single in a year and a half with fellow Tāmaki Makaurau hip hop dynamo Randa. Describing 'Fakey' as about "being seen for who you are and feeling yourself" in conversation with 95bFM Breakfast's Rachel Ashby this morning, Dbldbl busts out brutally bullseye ruminations on identity politics — "Punk gig's got me typecast as a token other / The only other option at my doctor" — boosted by Randa's daredevil lyrical flow and a hefty dose of stone killer funk.

Sports Team cooked up a vibes-drenched video feedback backdrop perfectly suiting Dbldbl's holographic track, made with support from NZ On Air. Sporting beaut cover artwork by Grits 'n Grams, 'Fakey' is the complete package. Hit that play button and head along to the all-star launch party at Whammy Backroom on 4th May, where Dbldbl will share the stage with Imugi 이무기 and Randa, joined by special guests Geneva AM and Mokotron...

"('Fakey' is about) floating between different spaces, scenes, and peoples while navigating my place with and amongst them and how I’m seen. I'm consistently being misgendered, even in spaces where I’m known, a part of, and deeply connected to. Fakey explores, feelings of being an imposter versus feeling myself, slipping in and out of different skins as a form of adaptation and 'survival', and just a dash of cultural disconnect, shame, and guilt.

Randa is an absolute honey with an infectious energy. They’ve always been one of my fav rappers, blending real talk with an abundance of trashy pop culture references. From recording, to filming and doing press shoots together - they always brighten up every space they’re in. The lyrics I wrote were sort of a fantasy, a bit the opposite of my current vibe which feels a bit Mormon. I just imagined I was a very unapologetic motorcycle rider who goes fast at night and someone edgy lol.

Living with chronic pain has really reduced my productivity, pace and capacity to still fit music into my life. I actually wrote this song years ago and it can feel a little strange when the release comes so long after inception. Though I think Fakey's themes will always hold relevance."

Dbldbl release party w/ Geneva AM, Mokotron, Imugi & Randa
Saturday 4th May - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

'Fakey' is out today on major streaming platforms via Sunreturn.


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Dbldbl release party w/ Geneva AM, Mokotron, Imugi & Randa
Sat 4th May 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland