David Poole watches love vanish in the rear-view mirror in his single and video Getaway Driver — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Known for creating planetary soundscapes in a faraway digital realm all his own, the fictional electropop artist flexes his talent for emotional feel-good composing with his newest track. Getaway Driver is an accidental heartbreak song shrouded in feel-good electronic production tropes. “I was in a relationship with someone I loved dearly,” Poole explains. “We had finally gotten back together after a year apart, and it was better than ever.
“I began to write what would become Getaway Driver as a love song. It was coming quickly; the chords and the melodies appeared in front of me without thinking. About 20 minutes into writing, I got a call. We couldn’t be together anymore, not because we weren’t in love but because situations change. As a way to deal with the sadness, I picked up the song again right after the call. Everything came to me almost instantly. I still have a demo on my computer of the song, fully structured, the lyrics almost the same. But that demo is way too intimate to ever share.”
Pretty eloquent for an artist who doesn’t really exist. The brainchild of Thomas Thurlow and Kate Nikles, David Poole debuted in 2018 and resides in a digital dreamland known as Readymade Utopia. Poole is considered the flagship musician of this dreamland. Known for his electronic dancefloor rhythms, immersive soundscapes, and intense storytelling, Poole’s work embodies his struggles and triumphs as an up-and-coming musician in Three Cloud City, the creative hub of Readymade Utopia.
Despite feeling dejected from the happenstance of being human (or not), the overall ethos that Poole pools into his music represent a message of hope; “Just because it’s sad doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.” Poole’s buoyant production style, coupled with his heartfelt storytelling, reflects his mindset when composing music perfectly. “Getaway Driver is the first single off my full-length debut album Start 2, which will be out mid-spring 2022,” Poole says. “Start 2 is almost entirely about loss. I tried not to focus on the pain of the loss, but instead be grateful for getting to be so close to so many people that I never wanted them to leave my life.”