VERA BLUE

Perennial (Limited Edition)

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SKU: 459089 Product ID: 861474

 

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Description

    Unstoppable singer-songwriter Vera Blue releases her debut album, 'Perennial!'
     
    Following the release of singles "Private" and "Mended," the record introduces a fully-formed Vera Blue, seamlessly synthesising her folk past with a bold, electronic pop future. An intensely personal record, it traces the often-circular pathways between love and loss across its 12 tracks.
     
    "'Perennial' is a term for plants that come back year after year, and I like to relate that to memory, feelings and emotions," says Vera Blue. "It's what the record is all about; relationships can be very cyclical, or never-ending, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's just part of life."
     
    The album is arranged into three chapters, which chronologically trace the development of Vera Blue; from her very first week writing, raw after the breakdown of a relationship, towards a place of renewed strength and vivacity.
     
    Recorded between Los Angeles and Sydney, 'Perennial' was written with longtime collaborators Andy and Thom Mak (Tina Arena, Bertie Blackman) as well as engineer Jackson Barclay. It's the product of countless hours spent crafting songs in the studio as a team.
     
    Album tracks "Lady Powers," "Regular Touch" and "Magazine" also bring out unabashed dance elements in Vera Blue's songwriting.
     
    But despite its new sonic elements, the album is underpinned by the classic songwriting that has defined Vera Blue's musical growth. Each song started its life organically, created on either piano or acoustic guitar, as evidenced on "We Used To" and stunning album closer, "Mended."

    Produced by Andy Mak, and most recently co-produced with Adam Anders, 'Perennial' arrives on the eve of Vera Blue's fast- selling national tour, including her second appearance - and first as a solo artist - at the sold-out Splendour In The Grass in two years.
     
    'Perennial' sees Vera Blue finding arresting new ways to channel a voice Australia has already fallen for. Unflinchingly honest, it's the album she had to write, with a sound that is entirely her own.

    Limited Digipak, With 20-Page Booklet

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - VERA BLUE

    Label - Island Records Australia

    Music Genre - Alternative / Pop

    Music Genre Primary - Alternative

    Music Genre Secondary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing

CD

  1. First Week
  2. Give In
  3. Regular Touch
  4. We Used To
  5. Said Goodbye To Your Mother
  6. Private
  7. Lady Powers
  8. Magazine
  9. Fools
  10. Overachiever
  11. Pedestal/Cover Me
  12. Mended

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning debut Perennial is a gorgeous showcase of Vera Blue's incredible vocals and mastery of numerous musical styles. Dance beats fuse seamlessly with soaring ballads, and the entire album is underpinned by Pavey's folk origins. A stunning debut record from a gem of an artist.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already an Album Of The Year Contender in my eyes Vera's voice is honestly magic. The production on this album is flawless, everything you could want. Gorgeous vocals, powerful lyrics and amazing beats all tied into one. I'm so impressed and so proud. THIS is how you do your first ever album.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet tunes. I've loved Vera Blue since seeing her support Matt Corby a while back. I was waiting on the release of perennial and absolutely love this album. She has a voice like no other. JB online pre purchase however was very dissapointing. I waited over a week after release for the cd to arrive, and had to endure seeing it on the shelves for sale...it was a long wait lol
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Album Finally got round to ordering Perennial, I was already a Vera Blue fan and these songs just made that set in stone. If you need some girl-power tunes to have a groove and a sing-a-long to then this is definitely one for you!
Date published: 2018-05-04
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