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As summer comes to an end, so are the late pastel-coloured sunsets and balmy nights Perthians get to enjoy so regularly.

With this in mind, you could spend your last summer evenings jamming out to local garage pop outfit Spacey Jane’s new song Skin. The track, released on Tuesday, is the fourth single on their upcoming debut album Sunlight, only announced a few days ago.

Skin sees the local four-piece pulling back on grungy guitars and vibrant solos in favour of a more vulnerable sound. Lush with jangly guitars, subtle congas and even gentle piano chords. The new tune evokes a sense of nostalgia, culminating an introspective and liberating outro as the lyrics, ‘And if you want to start the healing / Then you have to let someone in,’ fade out.

Speaking earlier this week on Triple J, Caleb Harper (lead vocals, drums) and Kieran Lama (drums) explain what Skin is about.

‘The song is about learning to protect yourself at the cost of knowing how to let people in a little bit. This sort of attempt to be satisfied with that trade-off, but falling short really, because you sort of end up doing more damage by shutting the world out in some ways,’ says Harper.

With an incredible 2019 behind them, playing sold-out headline shows and making their Hottest 100 debut at #80. Spacey Jane is a local group to look out for as they release more tracks and embark on incredible live tours this year.

 Watch the music video for Skin below.