Prized pop songwriter and multi-talented performer MALLRAT today unveils details of her hotly anticipated debut album ‘Butterfly Blue’, set for release 13 May via Dew Process and available to pre-order HERE. Mallrat also shares the third single to be lifted from the forthcoming full-length, Teeth, out everywhere now.
Of the single, Mallrat says: “I like to think that if Teeth was out in 2004 it would be on the OC soundtrack. In the song I describe a big, omnipresent ‘it’. When I wrote these lyrics I was playing with the idea that we talk about sex and prayer and violence and power with very similar language. I wanted to see if I could blur all of these things into one blurry ball of energy.”
On her debut record ‘Butterfly Blue’, Mallrat embodies the spirit of its titular creature — but without the delicacy that keeps you at a close distance. Over a dozen clever and open-hearted tracks, Mallrat, aka Grace Shaw, draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes.
Mallrat shares: “I’ve always valued music that is interesting, beautiful and unpretentious. Something timeless and not reactive. Butterfly Blue was made with that in mind. It’s a demonstration of not pretending to be anyone else.”
Taking influence from pop, rock and folk, ‘Butterfly Blue’ solidifies Mallrat‘s reputation as a master of clever, timeless pop. Sweeping across vast, airy production are often surprising samples and sounds: chopped-up Gangsta Pat bars, a flipped recording of a children’s choir performing Lisztomania and distorted effects recorded from discarded children’s toys. Layered, like an instrument all their own, are her signature breathy vocals, more assured and confident than ever before.
Arriving hot on the heels of her latest acclaimed single Your Love (co-produced by Mallrat herself and Stylaz Fuego), Teeth features on the album alongside last year’s indie-rock cut Rockstar. Stay tuned for the full tracklisting (featuring some truly iconic collaborators), coming soon.
Beginning as a bedroom project in her native Brisbane, Mallrat has evolved from cult favourite to beloved star. Channeling fears, hopes and obsessions into lyrics, her songs have become anthems for young people. With combined streams topping 300 million, she has become a beacon the Australian music industry will eagerly follow. Her trio of early EPs – ‘Uninvited’ (2016), ‘In The Sky’ (2018) and ‘Driving Music’ (2019) – are documents of an artist following an upwards trajectory. In the process of making them, Shaw swapped the Brisbane suburbs for Los Angeles, and toured both at home and internationally including European and North American supports for Maggie Rogers and King Princess, selling out headline shows from Sydney to London and New York, and collecting fans in the likes of Mark Ronson along the way.
Get ready for the next phase from Australia’s rising pop princess as she prepares to unfurl her wings and show you how she’s grown.
Album pre-order packages including vinyl, custom handcrafted limited edition ‘Butterfly Blue’ jewellery, and a ‘Butterfly Blue’ capsule of hoodies, tees and caps are available at lilmallrat.com
Teeth by Mallrat is out now
Stream / Buy it HERE
With thanks to Bossy Music