Optacure Feels Like A Stray

The Australian indie-pop artist explores loss of trust in his latest single.


Optacure is caught somewhere love and loss in his contemplative new single Stray — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

“The song explores the perspective of someone who loses trust in relationships — friends, family, or romantic,” explains Optacure singer-songwriter Edmund Gemelo Jr. “In an extended period of thinking of being alone, this person will slowly question what it means to have someone and what the limitations are in every relationship.”

On the Australian indie-pop artist’s penetrating new single, Optacure’s emotive lyricism goes deep on one of the most all-pervasive, universal human experiences: Loss. Stray is the latest in a string of singles from Optacure, following Mingaw and Our Way Home. The song showcases Gemelo Jr.’s melodic Elliott Smith-like vocal cadence and producer Emmanuel Aguila’s bright, layered musical accompaniment and groovy backbeat.

Optacure’s alias is a fabricated word which means Optical Cure, a philosophy of searching for a universal perspective through music. Optacure began making music around 2008 with various bands. He moved to Australia in 2015, and without any bandmates, started writing with the help of a producer. The vision for Optacure is to create music with a progressive and unique approach that is unbound and free.

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