Produced by Dann Hume and M-Phazes, it’s a stunning, slow-burning pop gem from the Gold Coast singer-songwriter, opening with Shark singing above a sparse piano instrumental before it dives into its deceptively rousing, anthemic chorus.
It’s also a truly stellar vocal performance from Shark, whose voice soars on the track, featuring some of her most vulnerable and personal songwriting to date.
Barker’s contribution, meanwhile, is steadfast and complementary, representing his punk rock roots in a way that brings a little edge to the otherwise fairly polished cut while still keeping within Shark’s style.
As with all great drummers, Barker’s playing serves the song in place of flashiness, and the combination of the Blink-182 sticksman’s live percussion alongside understated, trappy electronic beats works a treat.
“I’ve been waiting to give you this song for a very long time,” Shark wrote earlier today when sharing the single. “I’m not sure what I want you to take away from ‘C’MON’ – I think it’s more about what you’ll learn about me.”
‘C’MON’ is the second single Shark has released this year, arriving four months after ‘Everybody Rise’. So far, it’s looking like the follow-up to 2018 debut Love Monster will be pretty special.
The new single arrives alongside a James Chappell-directed video which sees both Shark and Barker performing in separate, desolate warehouses. Check that out below.
This Sunday, Shark will headline the entertainment lineup for this year’s NRL Grand Final at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium – more details on that here.