SANNIA‘s travelling is OUT NOW, and it’s a brutally honest, introspective synth-pop scorcher.
This stunning single is about being caught in the momentum of a destructive relationship and is the first offering from a debut album coming out later this year. The album has seen SANNIA work with industry giants Toby Dundas (Temper Trap), Andy Mak (Vera Blue), and Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy).
travelling is gritty and sparkling at the same time, and is about being resigned to a toxic relationship but not having the will to break it off – “I know what’s to come/The promise of tomorrow until another girl comes along/And you realise you’re not in love/You’re afraid of being alone, my love.”
SANNIA wrote and produced the demo alongside producer Colin Leadbetter (Leah Senior) and Hayden Lauersen (Woodes), before a Creative Victoria grant allowed her to fly to NSW to work with ARIA award nominated producers Andy Mak (Vera Blue) and engineer Jackson Barclay (Maddy Jane) to finesse the song and lay down her absolutely melt-in-your-mouth vocals.
“I wrote travelling before the pandemic when I was essentially disassociating instead of confronting difficult emotions. It’s about feeling like a passenger in a relationship, you’re just tagging along for the ride, without genuine connection or companionship,” said SANNIA.
“The highlight of the whole song is the guitar solo – recorded by my partner Jason. We set the chord progression to loop, gave him a beer or two and let him fly and what came out had all of our jaws on the ground. I absolutely love playing this one live just for that moment.”
SANNIA screamed onto the scene in 2018 with her debut single Go and Get Over which was described as a “watershed moment” by Beat Magazine. She won the nationwide triple j Unearthed Competition which saw her open for and sing with The Rubens on their Lo La Ru Tour. They invited her back onstage to perform with them multiple times after the competition was over.
Jumping from strength to strength, she has previously supported the likes of Tia Gostelow, Eliott, Kira Puru, Merci Mercy and recently Mia Wray, and was a finalist in Nashville’s International Songwriting Competition.
2021 saw SANNIA’S Love You Like added to Apple’s ‘New Music Daily’ and ‘Alt Pop’ playlists, added to triple j Unearthed Radio, receive spins across triple j’s Lunchtimes, Weekend Arvos and Home N Hosed, as well as being named one of triple j Unearthed’s Top 5 Uploads of the month. Her follow up single Sad Rich Girls was added to Spotify’s ‘Local List’ and ‘Fresh Finds’, and added to MTV Australia. SANNIA was also announced as one of 21 winners of the APRA Women in Music Mentorship program.
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