To celebrate the release of GRXCE’s new single, Wasted On You, we’ve gotten the Sydney-based indie-rockers to pair beverages with songs of their choice.
Tasting notes: medium to full-bodied, white - citrus, tropical, vanilla
Song: (Jono) Daily J – Golden Light - my introduction to Daily J started with this song. This track reminds me of a picnic in a field, clear skies, sunlight, warmth and happiness; sounds like a perfect song for a Chardonnay.
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting notes: light to medium-bodied white - exotic fruit, mint, grass
Song: (Alex) Remi Wolf – Photo ID (with Dominic Fike) - this fruity yet energetic pop banger could kickstart your pres, or be your bathtub anthem, either of which are perfectly suited to Sav Blanc.
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Tasting notes: white - citrus and fruit, some sweet herbal elements
Song: (Em) - Crumb – Balloon - light, zesty and floral. This song makes you feel like you’re dazed and camped out in nature, preferably in spring. Said daze is always better when paired with a Riesling.
Wine: Pinot Grigio
Tasting notes: light bodied white - apple and white floral
Song: (Em) - Tennis – Runner - this song is wispy and light-filled but slices through with a freshness that really grounds you. A Pinot Grigio has the same effect. Enjoy together.
Tasting notes: dessert white wine - peach, apricot, orange blossom
Song: (Jam) – Djo – Personal Lies - this song has the right amount of fuzz and laid-back energy to feel like a Moscato. Still some bite but mainly just a smooth, excellent track.
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes: full-bodied red - cherry, spices and cedar
Song: (Em) - Hermanos Guitérrez – Cerca De Ti - the instrumentation in this track is so earthy and delicious that it would lend itself beautifully to the woodsy, spicy notes of a Cab Sav. A great track for when your skin is warm and the air sweet.
Wine: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: lighter bodied red - floral and berry
Song: (Alex) Sleep Outside – Skeleton - despite existing in a heavier genre, this song has lots of movement and brightness, which would make it a playful pairing with Pinot Noir.
Tasting notes: medium to full-bodied red - cherry, chocolate, plum
Song: (Jam) The 1975 – Chocolate - again a pretty obvious choice for this one, it might feel a bit boppy for a red wine but I think it fits perfectly as a medium-bodied track.
Tasting notes: spice, black fruit, pepper
Song: (Jono) Masego & FKJ – Tadow - spice and pepper made me think bold and confident. The saxophone cutting through a mellow foundation with an unmistakable melody + Masego’s of a fearless, confident woman.
Tasting notes: watermelon, strawberry
Song: (Jam) Ula – strawberry cheeks - almost went with Harry Styles's Watermelon Sugar here as an obvious pick but I think Ula’s lightheartedness in this track is a much better fit for a Rose.
Tasting notes: sparkling wine - almond, cream, toast
Song: (Jam) Taylor Swift – Bejeweled - my love for T Swift has had a resurgence in the past few months and what better song for Champagne? It’s bubbly, it’s sparkling, it’s bejewelled.
Tasting notes: sparkling wine - green apple, lager, cream
Song: (Jono) Silk Sonic – Fly As Me - from a casual bottomless brunch to a suit and tie event, when the prosecco’s come out, everyone’s feelin’ themselves after a glass or two.
Beverage: Special Mention: Box Wine (AKA the ol’ ‘Goon Bag’)
Tasting notes: Main notes of Victory and Fortune. Subtle hints of your mate's backyard, the park, a hills hoist and foil bag.
Song: (Jono, Em and Jam) DARTZ – Toyota Corolla - because nothing screams Aussie more than goon and a Toyota Ca-Rolls Royce.
Wasted On You is out now. Check it out below.