deryk’s ‘Call You Out’ Triumphs Over Restriction

It's a beautifully assured debut single...

Auckland based riser deryk has shared her new single 'Call You Out'.

Born in the UK but now living in New Zealand, deryk's pop-leaning musicality is marked by a real sense of openness.

Debut single 'Call You Out' has an opaque palette, the twisting and turning acoustic guitar inflections set against that superb vocal.

Using simple elements to construct something much grander than the sum of its parts, the lyric pushes and pulls with feelings of frustration.

The video, too, emphasises this. deryk shot it herself during lockdown, obtaining a glass jar and a red lamp to help craft the DIY distortions in the visuals.

She comments: "'Call You Out' is about the feeling you get when you’ve missed an opportunity to say something you felt you should have said or could have been said if you’d been quick enough. 'I fucking wish I’d said that, fuck!'"

"There’s a shame and frustration that comes with not standing up for yourself or somebody else when you could have but you just froze, lost for words. You end up brewing for a few days, plotting, questioning whether to call them out and that exact fury is what inspired the song."

Tune in now.

Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.


Join the Clash mailing list for up to the minute music, fashion and film news.