Unstoppable singer-songwriter Vera Blue released her ARIA nominated debut album, Perennial, on Friday July 21st 2017. An intensely personal record, Perennial traces the circular pathways between love and loss across its 12 tracks. The album is arranged into three chapters, which chronologically trace the development of Vera Blue; from her very first week writing, raw after the breakdown of a relationship, towards a place of renewed strength and vivacity.
Included on the album are singles ‘Private’, with currently over 3 million Spotify streams worldwide, ‘Mended’ and ‘Regular Touch’. The new album introduces a fully-formed Vera Blue, seamlessly synthesizing her folk past with a bold, electronic pop future. ‘“Perennial” is a term for plants that come back year after year, and I like to relate that to memory, feelings and emotions,’ says Vera Blue. ‘It’s what the record is all about; relationships can be very cyclical, or never-ending, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just part of life.’
Vera Blue’s debut EP Fingertips was released in 2016 and peaked at #3 on the iTunes Album Chart, garnered 3 x Top 100 ARIA Chart Singles and has been streamed over 32 million times world-wide. The lead track ‘Hold’ has reached over 20 million Spotify streams and peaked at #1 on the Spotify AU Viral Chart, Top 5 UK/US and Global Spotify Viral Charts.
Vera Blue also features on Australian rapper Illy’s triple platinum ARIA accredited single ‘Papercuts’, ‘Young Melody’ from PNAU’s album ‘Changa’, as well as Slumberjack’s 2017 single ‘Fracture’.