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Premiere: This Space Is Ours Reveal New Single, ‘All The Things I’ve Been Avoiding’

This week, Naarm/Melbourne-based pop-punk outfit This Space Is Ours will reveal their dynamic new ballad, All The Things I’ve Been Avoiding, and today we bring you the very first spin of the moving track.

As the band’s third single of the year, All The Things I’ve Been Avoiding takes listeners on a captivating journey, kick-starting the first half of the track by highlighting the soul-stirring vocals of Gemma Dunsmore. The reverb-soaked guitars perfectly balance the song’s sonic landscape, initially setting the stage with a gradual tension that eventually erupts into the band’s signature punchy sound at the halfway mark. These intricate sonic transformations within the song underscore the band’s growth, positioning them as a compelling force in today’s music landscape. Their newfound lyrical depth delves into the complexities of overcoming mental hurdles and embarking on a profound journey of self-discovery, further demonstrating their artistic maturation.

“The lyrics are written about mental health struggles and the gruelling path to getting better when you’ve come to terms with there being something wrong but only just begun the journey to fix it. Over time, the personal meaning of this song has transformed for me. When I first wrote it, it was almost an apology, as if to say, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I’m trying.” I’ve since been diagnosed with being on the Autism spectrum, and now when I sing it, it feels more like I’m saying something along the lines of, “There is nothing wrong with me; this is who I am, and I’m still learning about myself.” – Gemma Dunsmore, This Space Is Ours

This track is 4 of 5 recorded by producer Beau Mckee (Earth Caller, Between You And Me). Producing such a multi-faceted track is not the easiest of tasks, but Mckee gave the band all the tools and space they needed to let the track evolve.

This is one out of five singles we recorded with Beau McKee. We had a lot of fun with him in the studio, and he ensured we were all comfortable enough to play around and achieve the exact sound we were looking for.”  – Gemma Dunsmore, This Space Is Ours.

All The Things I’ve Been Avoiding is a poignant musical journey that showcases This Space Is Ours’ artistic evolution and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of their sound. It’s available tomorrow, but you can listen right here exclusively today!

Written by Chris Lamaro