Classic debut for new master
THERE is a lyric in the title song on Karise Eden’s latest album Things I’ve Done that describes the singer with elegant precision – ‘young but I’m an old soul’.
Last year The Voice Australia series one winner went public with news she had suffered a physical and mental breakdown following the television show in 2012, feeling the pressure of being seen as a role model for troubled teens.
Now Eden calls her Queensland farm home and is first-time mother to fivemonth-old son Blayden, who she described as “a pretty chilled kid who seems to like me belting songs around the house”.
Her new single Loneliness, which features in OzHarvest’s community awareness program, refers to some of the dark times she battled.
“It talks about the stuff I’ve been through and things we’ve all been through in some form or another, feeling alone and rejected,” Eden said.
“But it’s also about staying positive and believing that things will come around.”
The singer, who cites Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse as musical icons, will bring her national tour to Perth with shows at Ravenswood Hotel, June 12 and Charles Hotel, June 13.
“I’ve done a few intimate acoustic shows recently, but this time around I’ll be stepping it up and bringing a full band,” she said.
“Obviously I’ll be playing songs from the new album, a few faves from my first album and a few surprise covers.
“I’m looking forward to belting out with the energy of a full band behind me that’s for sure. I sing with a lot of passion and emotion, so I’m hoping people connect with that.” THE West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Master Series comes to the stage next month.
The Pictures at an Exhibition concert will see the WASO debut of American/Japanese conductor Eugene Tzigane, who will lead the orchestra through a program of music from Antonin Dvorák, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky.
The concert is at the Perth Concert Hall on June 5 and 6.
Pictures at an Exhibition will also be performed at the Perth Concert Hall as part of the Morning Symphony Series on June 4.