GRETA STANLEY GETS READY FOR BIGSOUND, AND A RUN OF SHOWS SUPPORTING WOODES, WITH NEW SINGLE “COME UNDONE”
Listen to “Come Undone” here.
After a hectic three years touring, writing, and releasing music, 23
year-old Greta Stanley has secured herself as one to watch on the Australian
music scene. Releasing her debut album ‘Full Grown’late last year, including break out singles “When January Comes” and “Heavy Heat” which received widespread praise and rotation on triple j, Greta then went on to be nominated at the 2018 QLD Music Awards, winning the 2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship prize of $10k.
The past six months also saw her play at The Commonwealth Games, Grampians Music Festival, Big Pineapple Music Festival, Neck of the Woods and The Planting Festival, sign a booking deal with Four Tone Artists, win Frankie Magazine’s “Good Stuff” award, and be invited to showcase at BIGSOUND 2018.
With awards, accolades and a number of funding bodies now getting behind
Greta’s music, and her latest single “Come Undone” receiving 4.5/5 star ratings on triple j unearthed so far, Greta’s quiet achiever status is about to get louder.
New single “Come Undone ” is about the process of knowing something will inevitably be over and it’s out of your control. It’s about wanting to be in the moment but not being able to quiet the thoughts that prevent you from being absolutely there.
The post chorus “Slow won’t you go” is demanding the moment to slow down, to stay a little while longer, go… but go slow. It’s a song about time and how it moves too quickly.
“It’s better to have a beautiful moment regardless of how long it
lasts – than to not experience it at all in fear of the hurt that will
The way the song is shaped in production follows in line with the waves
of an anxious thought pattern, quiet, loud, rational, irrational but in
conclusion going back to the start, silencing the rest, and knowing what
will be will be.
GRETA STANLEY LIVE:
September 4-7: BIGSOUND, Brisbane
September 7: LEADBELLY, Sydney
September 8: THE MILK FACTORY, Brisbane
September 14: NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, Melbourne
January 12: PINEAPPLE FIELDS, Sunshine Coast
w/ Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley, Oka, Lime Cordiale + more
Greta was born in Townsville before moving to a small (and very
beautiful) rural town called Mena Creek in Far North Queensland. A
somewhat introverted child, she spent most of her time alone by choice,
daydreaming and deep in thought. After receiving a guitar on her 13th
birthday, she built herself a sanctuary in her bedroom and immersed
herself in her own musical reality.
2015 saw her team up with
Producer Mark Myers (ex The Middle East) release her debut EP
‘Bedroom City’ – racking up
1million plus Spotify streams before hitting the road several times
over 2016 and 2017, playing shows which included supports for the likes
of The Rubens, Boy & Bear, Sarah Blasko and Didirri along with
Groovin’ The Moo Townsville, The Grass is Greener Festivals and an Australian Music Weekshowcase.
Greta was then nominated for a QLD Music Award and selected as a triple j unearthed feature artist before releasing her Debut LP ‘Full Grown’ which saw her single
‘When January Comes’ gain full rotation on triple j with both Richard Kingsmill and
Nick Findlay giving the track 4 star reviews.
While influences ranging from Soko and Daughter to Cigarettes After Sex
can be heard amongst the lyrics and melodies, along with her own
personal song-writing style, the album ‘Full Grown’ was a collection
of sometimes upbeat and sometimes sparingly dark and disillusioned
Often strikingly beautiful and uplifting, ever promising and never
pretentious, her songs leave you with a feeling… even amidst a
landscape of turbulent times, instant news, social media and the age of
the internet… they leave you with the feeling that everything in the
end, will be alright.
After winning the 2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship prize of $10k, Greta
will be preparing her next collection of songs for release in early
Come Undone” is the first taste of what’s to come.
“Come Undone” is out digitally on all platforms August 17th.
LIKE / FOLLOW GRETA STANLEY:
‘This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s
Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the
Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts
and culture in regional Queensland.