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Al Louis is a witty and dynamic presence on Birthday

With a string of singles and a full-length album under her belt, Sydney-based singer-songwriter Al Louis has spent the past number of years developing an incredibly unique sound for herself. Her music is simultaneously grounded and explorative; it’s rooted in folk and rock, but reaches far further.

Last year, when she released her single Birthday, Al immediately established herself as one of Aussie music’ most exciting emerging voices. If you’re not already familiar with this name, we strongly recommend you change that.

On her single Birthday, Sydney-based singer-songwriter Al Louis presents a dynamic rumination on the liberation that comes with exiting a relationship.

Throughout the track, Al Louis blends elements of folk, roots, and rock to craft a sound uniquely her own. With rich, textured instrumentation and raw vocal hooks, Birthday is the kind of track that’ll stay with you for weeks. The song explores themes of liberation once reaching the end of a relationship.

I guess it’s some kind of anti-sentimental, anti-love song… written for anyone who has reached that point in a relationship where you just think ‘fuck this shit’,” Al says of the track.

Across its four-minute duration, the track pulls in myriad directions – sonically, it never sits in one place for too long. The song’s dynamic instrumentation lays the perfect bed for Al’s hard-hitting lyricism. Brimming with witty one-liners and colourful descriptions, we guarantee you’ll be left hanging on each word.

Birthday is just one slice of Al Louis’ incredible discography, and judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes.

For now, do yourself a favour and listen to Birthday above.


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April 1, 2019