Vera Blue‘s meteoric rise within the Australian music scene has been one that has been in motion for quite some time. Since first appearing in the 2013 season of The Voice Australia and her subsequent evolution into an outstanding alt-pop artist with a Lana Del Rey vibe Vera has been the name on everyone’s lips as of late.
Her latest track Mended expands upon her already impressive repertoire of tracks under her belt. It’s a nakedly honest ballad that lays her emotions out on the table in one of the rawest shows of emotions we’ve seen from the Sydney artist. Detailing the intense emotions that overflow at the end of a breakup the catharsis of the track is overwhelming and arresting.
‘Mended’ is a very special song,” she says. “It was about a relationship that I had a few years ago. It had been a little while since we’d ended it and we hadn’t made amends, said we were sorry. It’s funny because you think the song is going to be about resolution, but we haven’t quite made it there yet.”
Born from a Malibu writing session during Vera Blue’s first American trip in 2016, Mended sees the 23-year- old expressing a raw emotion in her music which now comes naturally. From its sparse opening, it blossoms into a gorgeous torch ballad well overdue for such a powerful and unique voice. “I like relating to people and making them feel what I feel. It’s where I’ve grown to as an artist,” she says. “That vulnerability is very special in music, being able to open up to your listeners is incredibly important.”
Vera will be taking the track on the road with a national tour staring in July following her appearance at this years Splendour In The Grass. Full dates from the upcoming national tour are below.
VERA BLUE ‘MENDED’ TOUR
Tickets via: www.verablue.com/tour
FRI 21 JULY – SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – BYRON BAY, NSW
FRI 28 JULY – THE ACADEMY CANBERRA, ACT
SAT 29 JULY – METRO THEATRE SYDNEY, NSW
FRI 4 AUG – THE GOV ADELAIDE, SA
SAT 5 AUG – METROPOLIS FREMANTLE, WA
TUE 8 AUG – TAP HOUSE BENDIGO, VIC
WED 9 AUG – GRAND HOTEL MORNINGTON, VIC
FRI 11 AUG – 170 RUSSELL MELBOURNE, VIC
SAT 12 AUG – THE WOOL EXCHANGE GEELONG, VIC
FRI 25 AUG – THE TRIFFID BRISBANE, QLD
SAT 26 AUG – THE MILLS PRECINCT TOOWOOMBA, QLD
SUN 27 AUG – MIAMI MARKETTA GOLD COAST, QLD
THURS 31 AUG – UOW UNI BAR WOLLONGONG, NSW
FRI 1 SEP – THE BEERY TERRIGAL, NSW
FRI 8 SEP – BAR ON THE HILL NEWCASTLE, NSW
SAT 9 SEP – ODEON THEATRE HOBART, TAS