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ROONIE is a captivating presence on her debut single ‘My Heart’

There’s something immediately enrapturing about the music of ROONIE. In a short amount of time, the Auckland-based artist (real name Michaela Pointon) has carved out a sound for herself that balances gracefully between vulnerability and power; it’s spellbindingly intimate and incredibly grand.

With the release of her debut single My Heart, she has immediately established her penchant for crafting immersive and infectious sonic gems. If you’re not already across this artist, now’s the perfect time for you to change that.

On her debut single My Heart, Auckland-based singer-songwriter ROONIE delivers a soaring and spellbinding slice of indie-pop brilliance.

Throughout the new single, ROONIE glides through an epic blend of indie-pop and electronica, delivering something uniquely her own. With lush, textured production and soaring vocal melodies, My Heart is brimming with emotive charm. It’s the kind of song that will pull you in and leave you hanging on every word.

Across its punchy three-and-a-half-minute run-time, the song builds into something cathartic and cinematic. Layers of cascading synth lines and spirited vocal harmonies swirl into an all-consuming whirlpool of pop glory. By the time the track reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely by ROONIE’s powerful brand of music.

These are still early days for this New Zealand artist, but judging by the quality of what we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to My Heart above.