CARAVÃNA SUN reflect on grief and connection with new single ‘KEEP MY LOVE CLOSE’

Photo by: Chloe Hutchison – Havana Productions

Sydney 4-piece Caravāna Sun have today returned with their first release for 2024; ‘Keep My Love Close’, a beautiful piece of indie electronica that reflects on grief, life and everlasting connection. 

Transcendent chord progressions, a pulsing kick pattern and delicate arpeggiated synths build a strong foundation for the track – leaving the perfect backdrop for some truly stunning vocal melodies from the band that uplift the listener with a feeling of hope, contrasting beautifully with the heavy thematic tone found in the lyrics. On ‘Keep My Love Close’, Caravāna Sun continue to build on the sound they’ve been developing over the last few years, moving closer and closer into the indie electronic sphere whilst still staying true to their roots.

Written alongside producer and frequent collaborator Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, Meg Mac) in a cosy studio in Southern Sydney along with mixing from Peter Holz (Gang Of Youths, Peking Duk, Vance Joy), the track blends elements of electronic and dance music with indie and pop effortlessly – culminating in a sound not dissimilar to Empire Of The Sun or Foals

Thematically, the song reflects on a dark period for Singer/Guitarist Luke Carra – and how he has coped with a great loss, holding onto that connection and being there for his loved ones through that grief. 

“Keep My Love Close” is a song about Luke’s (Singer/ Guitarist) stillborn baby named Daisy & the longing to keep that connection strong throughout loss. Its song that expresses a love that will never be lost”



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Currently signed to Berlin label Embassy Of Music (alongside Bjork, Moby and Ball Park Music), the band have carved out a name for themselves domestically and internationally through relentless touring, bringing their euphoric live show to huge audiences across the globe. The band have played at international festivals such as Boardmasters (UK), Boomtown (UK), Reggae Sun Ska (France), headlined Madnes (Netherlands), and have played at Australian festivals such as Party In The Paddock, Bluesfest and Woodford Folk Festival in their time. They’ve hit the road supporting bands such as Madness and UB 40, and recently sold out every venue during a tour through WA. 

They’re currently wrapping up the Hearts Awake tour, which includes their second appearance at Bluesfest, following on from their last appearance at the Byron Bay festival in 2022 where the band played in front of 10,000 on the main stage. As the band prepare for another huge year of touring, the release of ‘Keep My Love Close’ is sure to become a favourite moment in their live set for their ever-growing fanbase.


Tickets via

Saturday, March 9th – Four Winds – Bermagui, NSW  * SOLD OUT *

Thursday, March 28th – Bluesfest  Byron Bay, NSW  – *Final Tickets*

Saturday, March 30th – Bluesfest – Byron Bay, NSW  – *Final Tickets*

Saturday, April 6th – Good Day Sunshine Fest – Margaret River, WA  *Final Tickets*

Sunday, April 7th – Freo Social – Fremantle, WA  – *Selling Fast*

Saturday, April 13th – The Roey – Broome, WA  -*Final Tickets*

Saturday, April 20th – Evans Head Bowlo – Evans Head, NSW *Final Tickets*

Sunday, April 21st – Jetty Beach House – Coffs Harbour, NSW *Selling Fast*



CARAVÃNA SUN are at their buoyant best on this new jam. It’s vibrant and full of hooks and charm and I’m going in again for sure.”

Declan Byrne, Triple j

“Really strong new track from this busy band. They thrive in the live element and you can hear that same electricity surge through this one.”

Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed

“From the bounce of the hook to the slow build and joyous release before the final chorus, there are so many elements that make this song a guaranteed smash in a live setting.”

Abby Butler, triple j Unearthed

“The Sydneysiders’ third album is a sonic treat. With a solid backbone of rhythm and the loose tag of surf rock, their songs contort themselves in a variety of styles.”

Sydney Morning Herald

‘Keep My Love Close’ is out April 11th

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