Mallrat & Basenji’s “Nobody’s Home” Is A Sun-Dappled Daydream
2018 was very good to Mallrat. The Aussie newcomer’s In The Sky EP won rave reviews and made her an instant hipster-blog darling, while “Groceries” landed at number 7 on Triple J’s prestigious Hottest 100. (The best song ever written about shopping also placed high on our countdown of 2018’s best singles). The 20-year-old would be forgiven for resting on her laurels, but she’s already back with a new single called “Nobody’s Home.” A dreamy collaboration with Sydney producer Basenji, the understated electro-pop anthem is a winning addition to an already impressive discography.
“This song started as a voice memo, recorded in a bathroom in Japan, about a year and a half ago,” Mallrat says of the collaboration. “My friend was sleeping in the next room so I turned on the shower and sung really quietly so that she wouldn’t hear me recording. About six months later I met up with Basenji in Sydney and the song started to take shape.” Grace Shaw (her real name) also unleashed the video today and it has the washed-out glow of a daydream. Fall in love with the breakout star’s latest below.