The announcement comes hand-in-hand with the release of a double A-side single.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Gretta Ray has announced her highly-anticipated debut album, Begin To Look Around, due for release on August 27.
What you need to know
- Gretta Ray will release her debut album, Begin To Look Around, on August 27
- She’s revealed the second double A-side lifted from the album, Human and Passion (Duology Two)
- Ray will celebrate the forthcoming release with a live show at The Night Cat on Thursday July 1
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Since winning triple j Unearthed High in 2016, Ray has gone from strength to strength, dropping two EPs, performing alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons and Gang of Youths, and fronting festival stages at Falls and Splendour. Now, at just 22-years-old, she’s set to unleash her first LP.
A coming-of-age record, Begin To Look Around documents Ray’s journey as a young artist and her experiences navigating womanhood, romance, heartbreak, travel and friendship.
“This record is a documentation and celebration of the lessons I have learned about love, life and my unremitting passion for music as I’ve stepped into my early twenties,” she says.
“It is beautiful how much you change your mind throughout those formative years; things can always be seen from a different perspective, and when you’re immersed in incredible opportunities that see you travelling the world, falling in and out of love, and losing your sense of independence only for it to return stronger than ever before, it is only natural that your view of yourself and the world will be refined when you wake up, and begin to look around.”
Comprising a series of dual singles, the record is made up of songs which are paired in theme and released as Duologies. The first set of singles in the series came in the form of Bigger Than Me/Readymade (Duology One) in March and have now been followed by the second installment, Human and Passion (Duology Two).
Both exploring the intricacies of an intimate relationship, ‘Human’ and ‘Passion’ take two different perspectives on the same thematic heart.
To celebrate her forthcoming record, Ray will hit The Night Cat for a live show on Thursday July 1.
Watch the film clip for ‘Human’ below.
Begin To Look Around is out on August 27. Pre-order a copy here.