ANGLESEY releases single + clip ‘mary-anne’, announces east coast tour
Australian singer-songwriter Emma Anglesey has today announced her captivating new single Mary-Anne, out November 11. Of the new track Anglesey says, “Mary-Anne is about how you don’t always know where the road is leading and stuff happens that’s totally out of your control but you just keep going”. To accompany the track, Anglesey, in collaboration with Tim Kling (Sarah Blasko, Chase City), has produced a stunning clip that embraces the wildness of the Tasmanian landscape. Anglesey will be heading out on tour in November to celebrate Mary-Anne, kicking off in her home town at The Royal Oak in Launceston on November 11, then moving through Neika, Berridale, Hobart, Melbourne and finishing up at Gasoline Pony in Sydney on December 7.
Mary-Anne is Anglesey’s second release produced by Joshua Barber who is known for performing and collaborating with Australian artists Gotye and Archie Roach and for his work producing this year’s Triple J Unearthed High Winner, Gretta Ray. Anglesey and Barber’s first collaboration Bike saw Anglesey as a Triple J Unearthed Spotlight artist. “I met Emma at a small folk festival in Tasmania and she was one of the stand-out writers I heard there so I told her I’d love to work with her. Emma’s songs are thematically articulate, with visual and almost tactile lyrics that I really enjoyed working to and selecting sounds that build towards these emotional environments,” says Barber. Award winning composer Jonathan Dreyfus arranged strings for the track (and the album) was mastered by Lachlan Carrick (Gotye and Lior).
Mary-Anne is a gripping ride that will have listeners enthralled and intrigued. Infectious, driving drums propel the sweeping instrumental; rich strings stab, and choral backing vocals float while Anglesey’s understated vocal susurrates throughout. “It’s an emotional pain killer and I wrote it to turn a feeling of struggle into a feeling of revelling in the fight. The song was inspired by a time when all my housemates were going through something rough and I kind of wrote it to help us all get through,” says Anglesey.
The clip for Mary-Anne celebrates the beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness and magnifies our human reaction to an opening landscape. As Anglesey explains, “My friend Tim Kling suggested we go on a road trip to Lake Pedder in Tasmania’s South West and this inspired us to make the film clip. We both had relationship stuff going down and we found as we drove out of Hobart and into the wilderness that the landscape really affected us and shifted our emotional state.”
The gifted songwriter is thrilled to head out on the road in November and couldn’t be more excited about performing her new material for the fans. She enthuses, “I simply love great songs and writing a good one is just the best feeling. I love the process of creating and when the right words combine with the prefect notes and rhythms it can deeply move you in a way that nothing else can. Songs can take you to a brand new place and completely change the way you see the world, and there’s no better feeling than writing a song that does just that.”
EMMA ANGLESEY ‘MARY-ANNE’ EAST COAST TOUR
FRI 11 NOV | THE ROYAL OAK, LAUNCESTON | 18 +
Tickets available at the door | http://www.royaloaktas.com.au
SAT 12 NOV | PHIL & JANES, NEIKA | All ages
Tickets available | https://www.facebook.com/emmanglesey/?fref=ts
SUN 13 NOV | MONA MUSEUM MainStage, BERRIDALE | All ages
Free show | https://mona.net.au/stuff-to-do/jam
SUN 13 NOV | REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART | 18 +
Tickets available at the door | http://www.republicbar.com
WED 30 NOV | OPEN STUDIO, MELBOURNE | 18 +
Tickets available at the door | http://openstudio.net.au
WED 7 DEC | GASOLINE PONY, SYDNEY | 18 +
Tickets available at the door | www.gasolinepony.com/