Taking a walk on wild side
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.