Following the cheeky and confessional pop-infected, Oat Milk, Naarm singer-songwriterÂ HarrisÂ shares new single My Girl’s Wicked Smart. Taken from his forthcoming sophomore EPÂ ‘Defiantly, Maybe’, dueÂ Friday, 9 December, which will be celebrated with aÂ headline showÂ at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne/Naarm onÂ Thursday, 15 December, with support from Obscura Hail and Merpire (solo).
Produced and mixed byÂ Sam Swain (Rat!Hammock, Obscura Hail)Â & mastered byÂ Adam Dempsey (Angie McMahon, Courtney Barnett),Â My Girl’s Wicked Smart “is aÂ song about being so infatuated with someone that you start going a little crazy, start getting a little paranoid and letting those pesky intrusive thoughts linger for a little too long.”
Breaching the gap between pop and indie rock, Harris found a love for music at a young age. “In grade one, I moved primary schools and two things happened that changed my life; I saw the ABBA musical and found out my new teacher Wendy was an Elvis impersonator. I was obsessed with both, so I asked my Mums if I could start guitar lessons and that was it.” Since then, Harris has found himself on a musical journey that has been both predictable and completely erratic, shaping the scope of his creative pursuits and the trajectory of his young adult life.
His first band, The McQueens, wereÂ triple j UnearthedÂ HighÂ finalists in 2011. Just 5 years later, he was touring nationally and supporting heavyweightsÂ Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Vines, Ecca Vandal andÂ Birds of TokyoÂ as frontman of Melbourne five-pieceÂ Fan Girl.Â While Fan Girl remains a big part of his creative life, the solo project of Harris symbolises something completely intimate and honest for Harris, leaning into the more heartfelt and silly side of the dynamic songwriter.
Harris’ stirring debut single Sheena Is A Bush Doofer was welcomed with 5-star reviews onÂ triple j Unearthed, airplay from triple j’s Richard Kingsmill, Mornings, Weekend LunchÂ andÂ Home & Hosed, along with Spotify playlisting amongst the highly sought-afterÂ New Music Friday AU/NZ, Broad Chords,Â andÂ Fresh Finds. His debut EPÂ ‘OK Kombucha’, featuring follow-up singlesÂ Sunbake Cemetery, Satellites and Post Madonna received further support across MTV and community radio, includingÂ FBi, Triple R, 4ZZZ, Radio AdelaideÂ andÂ SYN.
Telling personal recounts of self-exploration and relationships through a mystifying lens of indie rock, Harris’ sophomore EPÂ ‘Defiantly, Maybe’, out Friday, 9 December, is another big step up for the savvy songwriter. He now, more than ever, wields the maturity and vision to etch his name as an artist who can go the distance.
My Girl’s Wicked Smart IS OUT NOW
‘Defiantly, Maybe’Â will be released on Friday 9 December
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