Meanjin/Brisbane-based 17-year-old singer-songwriter Paulina is set to unveil her mesmerising new single Untouched â€“ produced by Tim Bettinson (Vancouver Sleep Clinic) and Luke Jenkins.
Untouched is an inviting four minutes of exquisitely produced pop, led by Paulinaâ€™s delicate yet captivating vocals, carrying the listenersâ€™ unabridged attention throughout. Ethereal soundscapes and rich strings create an expansive, solitary bridge, highlighting Paulinaâ€™s effortless falsetto, before the track enters its sombre outro, leaving the listener dazzled though ruthful.
Paulina talks about the inspiration behind Untouched: “Untouched is about a secret bond between two people who embrace vulnerability, safety and trust. It focuses on one being the person the other can confide in during the night, and the purity of their good intentions. You could say this song is an act of love.â€
Paulina was recently announced as the winner of the ‘Youth Award’ (Ages 10-17) in the 2022 Queensland Music Awards for her 2021 single Parasite. Previous releases have been widely embraced by Spotify, triple j, triple j Unearthed and Australian community radio. In the blogosphere, her tracks have been supported by the likes of The Music, The AU Review, Music Feeds, Livewire AU, AAA Backstage, Something You Said and as AIRâ€™s ‘Feature Artist of the Week’. Her music videos have also seen support from MTV (AU).
Born in Germany and raised in Queensland, Paulina is quickly showing her capability to write uniquely emotive songs, capturing the true essence of her songwriting subjects in her purest performances, taking cues from luminaires Jorja Smith, Joy Crookes and Olivia Dean.
In the coming weeks, Paulina will reveal an accompanying music video for Untouched.
Untouched is out now
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