'Protection' finds Allday lamenting on lost love in a cloud of woozy guitars and understated beats, sounding super-vulnerable as he sings 'Since you've left I'm heavy drinking ... Since you left I've lacked direction/No longer in your protection'.
Helping sell the melancholic mood is the forlorn studio mix by Young Thug's most trusted engineer, Alex Tumay, an Atlanta producer who's worked with 21 Savage, Metro Boomin, and Migos.
Premiered on triple j Good Nights, 'Protection' hit the lonely hearts on the txtline right where it counts.
Both 'Protection' and 'Wonder Drug' will feature on Allday's new album Starry Night Over The Phone, which has already inspired some of his most dedicated fans to get themselves inked.
The follow-up to 2017's Speeding and 2014 debut Startup Cult was recorded in Los Angeles, where the Adelaide-raised artist has been living and recording the last two years. It's expected to drop sometime this year.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/allday-new-single-protection