Gretta Ray reveals highly-anticipated debut album, ‘Begin To Look Around’

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Gretta Ray reveals highly-anticipated debut album, ‘Begin To Look Around’

Words by Kate Streader

Gretta Ray's Begin To Look Around is a modern pop, coming of age record.

At the age of 18, Gretta Ray burst onto the music scene when she won triple j Unearthed High and the Vanda & Young Songwriting Award.

Now, two EPs later, Ray has revealed her long-awaited debut album, Begin To Look Around

What you need to know

  • Begin To Look Around is out today
  • Gretta Ray has also released a film clip for her single, ‘Love Me Right’
  • The record follows EPs Elsewhere (2016) and Here and Now (2018)

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Written and recorded across Sydney, Melbourne and London throughout 2019 and 2020, Begin To Look Around is an exploration of travel, relationships, womanhood and Ray’s journey as an artist.

“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 of the album.

“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.”

A colourful and bold modern pop album, Begin To Look Around is a thoughtful collection of singalong tunes that will stay with you.

Check out the film clip for ‘Love Me Right’ below. 

Begin To Look Around is out today.