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SINGLE PREMIERE: PARKER - 'Lie Low'

5 March 2021 | 9:30 am | Neil Griffiths

"I set up my mic in my bedroom and just started screaming and yelling until finally it felt like my heart cracked open."

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Aussie songwriter PARKER's new track isn't out 'til Monday but The Music is proud to premiere Lie Low today!

Set for release to coincide with International Women's Day, the Tasmanian artist's new song is "an inspiration for any woman who has ever diminished their own hopes, dreams and talents to allow someone else to take the spotlight".

“I’ve always held myself with a belief that I should exist in the world with quiet grace. Not be too loud or stand out too much," PARKER told The Music.

"Even though my friends, parents and partners have encouraged me to follow my dreams, I always felt this responsibility to not be too loud or abrasive, to look pretty, to sound pretty, to not challenge people too much, make music and art that is beautiful and easy to listen to and look at.

"[Co-writer Hans Van Vliet] and I were working remotely on the track and we had the ‘be less, be less’ section looping at the end. I felt this rage inside me in response to that idea. This feeling of frustration at all the times I’ve controlled my emotions so that I didn’t make others feel uncomfortable.

"I set up my mic in my bedroom and just started screaming and yelling until finally it felt like my heart cracked open. The floodgates opened up and I wept loudly for about 10 minutes.”

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