Auckland-based newcomer deryk returns today with the staggeringly moving track “One Star,” hot on the heels of her debut single “Call You Out,” and announces her debut EP WOMb out on October 2nd.
The new single from the 24-year-old singer and songwriter explores themes of loss and recovery with deryk’s stirring vocals journeying us through this unsettling and trying landscape, as she sings, “if you never treat the wound, like coffee it’ll brew.” The shadowy video for “One Star” was created, shot and directed by deryk during lockdown.
Speaking on “One Star,” deryk says, “Loss and betrayal can stop time, I swear. The moment you find out, it’s like your whole body deflates and while you’re trying to come to terms with it, the rest of your world carries on, judging you for not recovering in 2 minutes. It can be very isolating, and in that headspace I wrote ‘One Star.’”