With his former band Raised by Eagles Melbourne/Naarm singer-songwriter Nick O’Mara created atmospheric alt-country songs that kept you coming back to listen over and over again, and that is also eminently true of O’Mara’s new solo single, ‘Broken Toys’, which is being released on 11 February as a double A side with another new song, ‘Distant Choir’.

‘Broken Toys’ is the haunting, dark-edged depiction of a relationship gone wrong, and the video, which is having its premiere here today, is as mesmerising as the song with its stop-motion animation of objects on a journey that is almost meditative while being slightly unsettling in an irresistible way – just like the song itself.

The singles are the forerunners of O’Mara’s new album, Overland, which will be released on 25 March.

Pre-order Overland at nickomara.bandcamp.com