Renowned as one of Queenslandâ€™s hardest working independent artists, enigmatic pop dreamweaverÂ LTÂ returns in joyful and theatrical fashion via her brand new singleÂ RollercoasterÂ out today. Also armed with a hard-hitting accompanying music video,Â RollercoasterÂ is a shimmering blast of polished dreamy pop with stirring thematics that youâ€™ll fall in love with over and over again.Â
Helmed byÂ LTâ€™s vibrant vocals and an effervescent sonic coating,Â RollercoasterÂ deals in bouncy beats, shimmering strings and swooning harmonies. A fun, deep and explosive outing,Â RollercoasterÂ brings togetherÂ LTÂ with an all-star team, including co-writing and producing courtesy viaÂ JoelÂ QuartermainÂ andÂ Edwin White, mixing byÂ Tony Buchen, and mastering byÂ Leon Zervos. Drawing from a variety of personal influences in the writing process,Â RollercoasterÂ may, on its surface, present as a bright and bubbly pop gem, but this utter earworm also comes brandishing significantly personal and hard-hitting thematics, asÂ LTÂ explains,â€œRollercoaster is about caring for someone who battles with bipolar disorder.Â Itâ€™s about navigating through sleepless nights and uncontrollable highs, and keeping afloat during days of slumber and sweeping lows.Â Itâ€™s about love, perseverance, and riding that rollercoaster until youÂ next see light.â€
The music video for RollercoasterÂ painstakingly and respectfully reflects the mental health undertones of the accompanying single, withÂ LTÂ working alongsideÂ Brendan Shoenmaker, an emerging Brisbane creator, to bring the captivating clip to life. Featuring dancers and actorsÂ Katie WoodsÂ andÂ Ellie BankowskiÂ front-and-centre in a modern twist on vintage arthouse cinema, and filmed at Smoke Creative in Brisbane, the video forÂ RollercoasterÂ showcases duality in its many forms, presented in realistic yet optimistic fashion. Marrying the many modes of mental health, manic depression, love and perseverance with a sharp, circular spotlight alongside the glimmering track itself, the clip elegantly embodies darker thematics while also paying visual homage to a filmmaking great, asÂ LTÂ elaborates,Â â€œDue to the sensitiveÂ subject matter of Rollercoaster, it was really important we created something beautiful that in no way added to the stigma that people battling mental health issues can experience. Brendan used inspiration from filmmakerÂ Ingmar Bergman’s persona, creating a film depicting inner duality.Â The story demonstrates a study of yin and yang told through the cat and mouse relationship of two dancers, representing not just the duality of bipolar but the togetherness of the relationship as well as a healthy dose of self-love. It explores the relationship of duality from a perspective of absence and presence, with the dance built around two characters slipping in and out of each other’s space. It is the tug of war between these moments that we wanted to showcase along with connection, endurance and the will to push on through.â€
No stranger to the Aussie musical landscape,Â LTÂ has continually charmed with her refreshing take on the indie, pop and electronic realms. With her previous singleÂ Hold YaÂ appearing as ‘Song You Need To Know’ on Rolling Stone Australia in 2021,Â LTÂ is also a multi-award winning powerhouse, with three Queensland Music Award wins under her belt as well as taking out 2018â€™s Carol Lloyd Award. Proudly flying the flag for her hometown in Cairns,Â LTÂ has also snagged international acclaim, with her trackÂ How Would It FeelÂ picked up on BBC Radio in the UK as well as being remixed by London artist JHustl3 earlier this year. And while her releases continue to delight and enamour at every turn, creating new music isÂ LTâ€™s ultimate happy place, with 2022 offering a renewed chance to continue her passion and deliver some new tunes along the way, asÂ LTÂ concludes,Â â€˜My favourite thing to do in the world is to write and record music, so I feel very fortunate that I still have the opportunity to release new work after such a tricky time. Happy days!â€.
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