Garnering over 300 million catalogue streams to date, it’s safe to say that Australian indie pop artist Vera Blue has become one of the continent’s biggest musical exports in recent years.
New single ‘Temper’ is an anthem of defiance that translates the turbulence of new love into driving, 80’s-inspired pop.
“I don’t know whether it’s made up, but people always say redheads are a bit fiery, and that we have a bit of a short fuse. This song’s about grabbing hold of that emotion and trying to suppress it so you don’t scare your partner away. It makes me dance, but it’s also got that emotional edge.”
“I loved delving into new visual landscapes of colours, shapes, lighting and symbolism, and the idea of inventing an alternative reality that tells a story and captures the emotional roller coaster of falling in love again.”
“When you go through a lot of emotional shit, you can’t imagine yourself in a new relationship. Then you suddenly fall into one, and the fear and mistrust can be overwhelming: ‘Is this as amazing as it seems, or is it going to blow up in my face again?’”