IN FULL FLIGHT
Following an outstanding 2014 in music, Brisbane songstress-on-the-rise Airling will bring her sweet sounds to The Arts Centre
Brisbane singer Airling had a dream year in 2014. Not only did her debut EP, Love Gracefully, attract stellar reviews but she also won Triple J’s Unearthed spot at last year’s Splendour in the Grass.
“I’ve heard a lot of people describe it (the music) as quite dreamy,” the 24-year-old says.
“But I think it’s also music that’s very grounded, with a lot of down-to-earth soul.”
Airling’s sound has garnered a bevy of fans, and in November she played a string of sold-out gigs in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
“I loved the last tour we did, I was really blown away by the reaction we got,” she says.
Airling (real name Hannah Shepherd) says she was working on new tunes she hopes to release this year.
“I love writing, I’m trying to get a bunch of new songs together,” she says.
“I have an overwhelming sense of feeling really lucky that I can share art so easily with the world.”
And while pouring your heart out in song would make some feel vulnerable, it is that rawness that inspires Airling, and makes her songs and sound so engaging.
The songstress capped off 2014 with a slot at Byron Bay’s Falls Festival, and is just about to hit the road as a support act for indie-rocker Vance Joy.
“That’s going to be really fun,” she says.
Recently nominated for best pop song for the Queensland Music Awards, Airling says 2015 is looking brighter than ever. “I’m so grateful,” she says. “I feel so excited about what this year holds for me and the music I’m going to make, love and fight for.”
Brisbane singer Airling will perform in support of Vance Joy on the Gold Coast next week.