Your EDM Premiere: PACES & Truples Drop Emo-Pop Hit, “Losing My Head” [Off Leash Records]


The dad and dog lover PACES – real name Mikey Perry – cloaks everything he does in happiness and explosive color as he blurs the line between club and pop music. That electricity translates to PACES’ live performances as well. He’s earned himself a name for his wild live shows which incorporate dancers, light-up inflatable animals, confetti cannons, hypercolour visuals and the added bonus of guest vocalists. It’s incredible to witness.

In between delivering a new lofi pop project called Dayliites and launching his independent Off Leash Records, PACES is returning with a new single – out November 20th – called “Losing My Head”, that we are thrilled to premiere for you.

Featuring fellow Aussie talent Truples, the track is addicting from start to finish, featuring bright pop melodies laced with infectious emo touches as Truples taps into his post-hardcore vocal roots. It’s a wonderful blend of genres that really works. Hopefully this is the start of many more collaborations between the two!

PACES explains, “I first met Truples a few years ago via a competition run by Stoney Roads blog. People had to submit their demos and the prize was a session with me where we’d work on their track together. I picked Truples as the winner and we hit it off over a shared love of electronic music and memes lol. We stayed in touch and recently began working on this idea in which I wanted to combine my production style with an emo vocal. Truples has a background as a singer for a post-hardcore band so thankfully he obliged my weird idea and we ended up with Losing My Head – a super fun track with a very distinct sound 🙂

Truples adds, “A dinner with Paces at a vegan Asian restaurant in Canberra sparked the idea for doing something emo inspired as a song. A week or so later, I put lyrics together and put it to some of his work-in-progress beats. It worked out pretty well as I used to be in a post-hardcore band before I started Truples and writing stuff like that was like second nature to me. The lyrics focus on the self-tormenting damage and the fight within oneself to feel something while grabbing the inspiration from 2000s emo/punk lyrics of sensory abilities failing as a metaphor for being sad and angsty (which was super fun to write).

Hear “Losing My Head” by PACES & Truples below!