Tak­ing a walk on wild side

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

EV­ERY­ONE has a wild side and singer, song­writer and gui­tarist Adalita wants to push hers fur­ther.

The for­mer Magic Dirt star is tour­ing Aus­tralia to show off her sec­ond solo al­bum, All Day Venus.

De­spite her busy sched­ule, her head is al­ready in her next al­bum.

‘‘I know what I want to write about. I’m re­ally ex­cited. I can barely keep a lid on it,’’ she says.

‘‘I def­i­nitely want to branch out even more and get even more ex­per­i­men­tal. I don’t know what it’s go­ing to sound like but I re­ally want to push it and get more so­phis­ti­cated in my song­writ­ing and make them even big­ger songs – more cin­e­matic.’’

Adalita says, like her first self-ti­tled solo al­bum, All Day Venus is min­i­mal­ist in its ap­proach with some dec­o­ra­tions to add shine to the gui­tar tracks.

‘‘I lay down a ba­sic rhythm gui­tar track but then I might sprin­kle it with some dec­o­ra­tive fea­tures I guess, some ex­tra melodic gui­tar parts,’’ she says.

One of the songs on the al­bum is Warm Like You com­bin­ing gui­tar with a sim­ple dance beat.

‘‘It’s about own­ing your free­dom, want­ing per­sonal free­dom and main­tain­ing that free­dom,’’ Adalita says.

‘‘The cen­tral fig­ure is rep­re­sented by a queen . . . she’s in charge, she’s the mas­ter of her do­main.

‘‘She’s some­what rep­til­ian I guess; a bit fo­cused and un­mov­ing but re­ally has that wild na­ture.

‘‘We’ve all got the wild side in us . . . it’s in our sub­con­scious.’’

All Day Venus is out now. Adalita plays The Zoo, Bris­bane, on Oc­to­ber 24; The Coolan­gatta Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 26; and The Laneway Fes­ti­val (with Lorde, Chvrches, Cloud Con­trol, Kurt Vile, Un­known Mor­tal Orches­tra, Danny Brown, The Growl, Warpaint and more) at the RNA Show­grounds, Bris­bane, on Jan­uary 31.


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