Biography: Meet Vera Blue, the new project from one of Australia’s most promising talents.
Cutting her teeth as a folk artist in the small town of Forbes and adopted home of Sydney, Vera Blue found her feet first as a singer and then an acoustic guitarist. Now, she’s found her sound, mixing the music she’s long loved with lush, sultry electronica. The results are sometimes gentle, sometimes ferocious and always show-stopping, with her commanding vocals front and centre.
It’s an evolution that feels like coming home. “I’ve always wanted to create something that’s a blend of folk and cool, heavy, thick sounds,” she says. “This is the music I have been wanting to make and I feel like I’m unleashing.”
The debut single from Vera Blue is “Hold,” the bewitching first taste of her five-track EP Fingertips. “This song is about finding someone who pulls you out of a dark place,” she explains. “It’s about when you’ve opened your heart so many times to people and you finally find that person who is there to protect you, to look after you, even when you’ve hurt them and they’ve hurt you. You never give up on them.”
Written together with veteran producers Andy and Tom Mak and Melbourne songstress Gossling, “Hold” matches acoustic guitar with piano, production and Vera Blue’s candid songwriting. “I’m at the age where I’m writing about what’s happening to me, the things that I’ve been through, the people that surround me and everything in my life,” she says. “I can’t make things up, it has to be honest.”
Vera Blue recently announced her first ever headline shows to support the release of her Fingertips EP, including her singles “Hold” and “Settle.” Vera Blue’s debut EP will launch on Friday May 13th before the tour begins. A short 48 hours after the highly anticipated Fingertips Tour went on sale, all 3 Melbourne shows were sold out, with Brisbane and 2 Sydney shows following suit.
In addition to her own headline tour, this rising young artist will be supporting Matt Corby on his upcoming tour through Newcastle, Canberra, and Melbourne. She will also be supporting BROODS on their Australian tour in July.
These announcements follow Vera Blue’s recent successful Triple J performance. Vera Blue captivated listeners with her fearless vocals performing her original song “Hold” then followed with a rendition of UK Jack Garratt’s “Breathe Life” adding her own distinctive touch. Vera Blue says it’s an evolution that feels like coming home. “I’ve always wanted to create something that’s a blend of folk and cool, heavy, thick sounds,” she says. “This is the music I have been wanting to make and I feel like I’m unleashing.”
Take a listen and step into the world of Vera Blue.