As with many, the last two years gave pause to many for self-reflection and for Eora/Sydney-based musician, visual artist and designer Annie Hamilton, it gave inspiration for her debut album. Released on May 20th, ‘the future is here but it feels kinda like the past’ captures thoughts of being “suspended in time, cast between a past that is irrecoverable and a future that is seemingly never arriving.” As Hamilton stated, “It’s about the passing of time. How sometimes it flies by and sometimes it drags on forever and we’re always looking ahead wanting something more or wallowing in nostalgia, stuck in a past that probably wasn’t as good at the time as we remember it… the sense that the grass is always greener. The sense that there is never enough time to do everything that we want to do, or the feeling that we should have done more with the time that has already passed.” The sonics of the album were inspired by Hamilton’s drive to experiment with sounds on her own and is highlighted by tracks like the warping, grandiose “Providence Portal” and the bouncy and catchy “Electric Night”.

Annie Hamilton speaks with B-Sides host Pete Mar about her debut album ‘the future is here but it feels kinda like the past’, how the time alone during the pandemic inspired the electronic sounds on the material, how her time in Little May gave her confidence to go solo, her fashion projects and more.

annie hamilton - electric night (official video)