Premiere: Emilee South shares a charging, surf-rock-leaning new one, Shotgun
She'll be joined by her live band at Melbourne's Old Bar on May 17th to launch the single.
Header image by Al Parkinson.
Over the last few years, Melbourne musician Emilee South has emerged as a front-runner of our country's rock scene's next generation, mixing this classic, guitar-backed rock sound with elements of blues, indie and gritty pop for a sound which marries the two cliff faces of slick indie and hard, DIY-esque rock. It's a breath of fresh air at a time where music can often feel too polished and over-developed, working in her favour as the raw instrumentation meets soaring hooks and charging melodies that over the last few years, has seen her support names including Mojo Juju and The Teskey Brothers.
Her latest track, Shotgun, is a lively and upbeat side of Emilee South's sound that kicks off her 2019 in an exciting manner. It brings the energy of her live show and twists it into an almost surf-rock-leaning manner, combining heavy guitar with soaring, attention-capturing vocals which really demand a listen. "As with all our recordings, we strive to capture the energy of our live shows," she says. "Moving towards more raucous, straight up rock songs has been really fun, too." It also arrives with a colourful video clip that pairs the single's bold sound with colourful, grabbing visuals self-directed by Emilee. "Shotgun is a song about fast-love and conflict, so we wanted to convey the idea of speed, using ordinary objects, with bold, striking colours throughout," she explains on the video, which with the single, arrives ahead of a launch show at Melbourne's Old Bar on May 17 - tickets HERE. "We filmed the whole thing in mine and Matt's lounge room, with a heavy-duty dropsheet, a pile of objects, and a heap of mess. It was a so much fun to experiment with the objects, based on colour and texture. I love how weird they all come across, out of regular context!"
Check out the clip below, and stay tuned for a big 2019 ahead of Emilee South.
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