Words by Delia Bartle
Rising vocalist and songwriter Vera Blue has announced her first ever headline shows, in support of her upcoming debut EP Fingertips.
Just last week the Australian artist released her second single, Settle, which was instantly added to Triple J rotation and features production by Gossling and Andy Mak.
“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,” the 20-year-old said. “I can’t make things up, it has to be honest.”
The Fingertips EP and tour announcement followed Blue’s debut appearance on Triple J’s Like A Version on Friday morning, where she covered Jack Garratt’s Breathe Life.
Blue’s hit single from last year, Hold, claimed No.1 spot on the Spotify Australia Viral Chart, reached Top 5 in the UK/US and Global Spotify Charts, and has accumulated more than 3 million online streams. It’s the debut single from Fingertips, and mixes together acoustic piano and production. “This song is about finding someone who pulls you out of a dark place,” she explained. “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.”
One thing’s for sure – we won’t be giving up on Vera Blue and her intoxicating sound world anytime soon.
Vera Blue – Australian Fingertips Tour
Thursday 19 May – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne
Friday 20 May – Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane
Saturday 21 May – Plan B Small Club, Sydney
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 22 March
IMAGE: Artist / Universal Music Australia