For immediate release – 12 September 2016
Ten Years is the brand new single from enduring Australian singer-songwriter Amy Vee. Set for iTunes release at the end of September 2016, the song marks a new direction in sound for Vee.
Followers of the Newcastle-based songstress’ social media channels may have noticed a number of teaser images and posts over the last month, indicating Vee has been busy brewing new sounds.
Vee has now confirmed this by announcing a release date for a new digital single – a short, dark and twitchy number titled Ten Years.
Artfully produced by Vee’s long-time collaborator Gareth Hudson, Vee has juxtaposed her trademark ethereal alt-folk sound against digitally de-constructed beats and textures to create a new sound palette for this latest release.
In doing so, Vee has convincingly distilled over a decade of experience as a touring singer, songwriter and musician, to present the first of a collection of new songs, exploring themes of grief, fear, acceptance and the all-too-quick passage of time.
The track places Vee’s wistful vocal and guitar work over sparse layers of body percussion, droning cello and oscillating synth bass and drum lines.
“This song comes from a slightly dark and personal place. It’s basically my way of processing some of the curveballs life has thrown at me lately,” said Vee.
“There’s an urgency about the rhythm of the song that I think conveys feelings of frustration and anguish, but there’s also a stillness in the vocal that I think represents me trying to breathe through it all,” she added.
Vee has also been working on a music video for the track with local emerging filmmaker Thomas Hudson, which will premiere online in the coming weeks.
Ten Years will be available for iTunes pre-order from 19 September and officially released on 30 September.