Hear ILUKA's Gorgeous New Song & See A Candid At-Home Photo Gallery

16 November 2016 | 10:49 am | Staff Writer

The rising Sydney songstress will release her new EP early next year

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Blue My Soul, the upcoming EP release from emergent Sydney chanteuse ILUKA, is a truly worldly creation, and The Music is deeply thrilled to be premiering the first taste, Blue Jean Baby, on our site today.

The upbeat, warmly captivating new track highlights ILUKA's distinct vocal talents, which ricochet between gentle restraint and soaring power with casual aplomb. Underneath, snappy drum lines propel the track forward as warbly guitar licks and complementary instrumentation fills out the lush and enchanting soundscape. 

The song, as with the wider EP, had its seeds sown while ILUKA was undergoing a bit of an existential awakening as she travelled around the world, saying that the work was "born in a Buddhist monastery in south-east Asia, took shape through a utopian human experiment in southern India, and matured on the vast arid expanses of the American desert".

Blue Jean Baby comes infused with the loving attention of producer Jean-Paul Fung (Last Dinosaurs, Jinja Safari) and masterer David Walker (Stonefield, Snakadaktal), and will be released this Friday, 18 November.

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Give the track a spin below, and check out an exclusive set of behind-the-scenes at-home pictures taken by photographer Abbie Jean while you're down there!

The songstress has racked up support slots for esteemed contemporaries such as Allen Stone, Bahamas, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, as well as appearing at the annual, beloved Woodford Folk Festival; with her new EP on the way and a clean slate ahead for 2017, expect to hear a whole lot more from this up-and-coming artist as we steam along into the new year.

For more information about ILUKA and her upcoming movements, see her Facebook page.

iluka at home: pics by abbie jean

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