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).