Introducing Sydney artist EBONY and her mesmerising new single, Sleep
The singer/songwriter's latest also comes with a beguiling new video clip.
After her debut track Skin & Bones garnered plenty of attention towards the end of last year, Sydney-based singer/songwriter EBONY has returned with a captivating new single in Sleep, which comes with an equally engrossing video clip. A deep into the concept of sleep paralysis, the track is a beautifully-produced slice of haunting electronic-pop, and we were so enamoured with it we sent her a few questions to find out a little more. Check it all out below:
Tell us about about yourself?
I’m 21, I live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, I’m a singer/producer/dancer/give everything a red hot go and most of the time if not always I am hungry.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
I started out with the release of my debut track Skin & Bones to portray from day one and moving forward as an artist that I find a real importance in just laying it all out on the table, with complete authenticity and bravery, entirely (figuratively) naked, not holding anything back. I find music effective and powerful when it’s sensitive, honest, uncensored and comes from a real genuine and personal place.
I’m all about raw, bittersweet lyrics; soaring, delicate vocals; copious amounts of texture and atmosphere in my production; taking risks; maintaining originality and attempting to give people goosebumps.
To maintain the genuineness that I find important, I don’t force anything. I try to sway from being too process-driven and from having templates that are too structured from the get go. The process changes each time depending on which ideas you come up with first, but I’ll generally start off with a quite bare and unstructured track - some chords and a kick drum and I’ll write lyrics to the skeleton of the song. Whatever I’m feeling at the time dictates the concept of the lyrics, and the concept of the lyrics dictates the instrumentation and vibe of the overall production.
Can you tell us about your new single, Sleep?
Sleep is about a recurring nightmare that refuses to go away on its own, forcing you to find the courage to fight it. It’s about finding the strength to confront whatever hurt is lingering in your life whether it is a literal nightmare or a certain nightmarish adversity.
Any shows coming up?
Not that I can confirm right now but stay tuned across my socials because that’s where you’ll hear about them first.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
Doing quite a bit of travel in the coming months filled with writing workshops and studio sessions, as well as working on some collaborations, planning more releases to come and most importantly, live show rehearsals.
Where can we hear more of your music?
Follow EBONY: FACEBOOK