Keli Holiday has arrived to kick off 2021 in style – bringing all the positive vibes and good-feels that this year needs. Keli Holiday, the side project of Adam Hyde – one-half of legendary Australian duo Peking Duk – officially launches his debut single today We Don’t Have To Know, out now via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
We Don’t Have To Know is a melting pot of all Hyde’s influences blending together in perfect harmony. The record – and official video – is a homeage to energy and sounds of West-Coast of America in the summer, whilst never losing sight of the magnetic personality of Hyde that he’s become so well known for in Australia.
Describing the side-project through his eyes, Hyde says “Keli Holiday is from the mind of a man living off of nothing but new order records, beer, sleepless nights and the sheer excitement and love of exploring an unknown city.”
Hyde continues “This song is the soundtrack to a Southern Californian kick on. The drums are smacking, the guitar is popping and the sun is shining. I had so much fun writing and recording this song as I had just moved to LA and the energy in the studio that day was right. Every time I press play on it, it takes me to that place – to a fun place. A place we all deserve to be. Long live the holiday.”
Fans can expect plenty more tunes from Keli Holiday in 2021, something sure to keep the Peking Duk fans at bay before new music drops later this year.
Shacked up in his bedroom following an intense two month North American Tour, Hyde got to work and created an impressive 12 tracks in four weeks. Upon sharing them with good friend Thomas Stell (aka Golden Features), Thomas then shared the project with Adams’ long-time idol – Kim from iconic Australian duo The Presets. In the words of Hyde “Kim and I tightened up the dusty recordings and made them shine.”
It’s been a busy starts to 2021 for Hyde who’s been hard at work on Keli Holiday, following a huge 2020 with Peking Duk, which included their massive dancefloor collaboration Nothing To Love About Love with The Wombats, and the anthemic single Move featuring AlisaXalayith of The Naked and Famous. Move was the follow up to Peking Duk’s 2019 ARIA certified GOLD single Sugar with fellow Australian Jack River, as well as Ur Eyez alongisde Al Wright of Cloud Control . The band also spent months on the road taking their tour ‘The Biggest Tour Ever…So Far’ to over 50,000 Australians, including a sold out Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.
As one half of Peking Duk, Hyde is an ARIA Award winner who has amassed over 350 million streams globally, accredited over 1.5million ARIA units and is accredited 10 x Platinum. Peking Duk have taken their live show far beyond Australian borders, performing to sold-out crowds in venues and festivals across the US, UK, Asia and Europe.
We Don’t Have To Know is available now
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With thanks to Sony Music Australia