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Interview: Scarlet’s Way

Promo Pic 3Perth duo Scarlet’s Way recently released the rock-infused country track ‘Tell Me It’s Over’, into an uncertain environment for Australian country music artists: not only has COVID seen gigs disappear but CMC also vanished, which means it’s harder for artists to connect with an audience.

‘We’ve been waiting for the perfect time,’ says singer Katey Gabel of the single’s release, ‘and then just realised that there’s just no perfect time. So we bit the bullet. It’s just been a nuts world online. It’s hard to break through a lot of the noise.’

‘We’re not saying we timed it perfectly,’ adds guitarist Shayne Savic, ‘but we hoped for the best. In some ways we’ve second guessed ourselves nonstop. People are locked at home, maybe they could do with something to listen to. At the same time there was so much evil stuff going on in the world we didn’t want to see out song get swept up in anything that was going to hide it from anybody. So it was a tough one to make the call on. That’s why we recorded it a year ago and it sat there.’

‘Tell Me It’s Over’ is the first single that wasn’t recorded in the duo’s home studio, where they made their first EP and the single ‘Move Your Body’. The recording happened when they were on tour on the east coast.

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Single release: ‘Simple Life’ by Scarlet’s Way

DB1_7856 600pxFrom Perth country-soul band Scarlet’s Way 2017 EP, Open Road, and in the wake of successful appearances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and nominations for Emerging Artist and People’s Choice awards at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, comes ‘Simple Life’, a song that’s full of lovely musical highlights and lead singer Katey Gabel’s rich voice. Other members of the band have extensive experience in Perth’s live music and that background shows in the performance of the song, with lovely use of steel guitar and fiddle.

Watch ‘Simple Life’ on YouTube.

Open Road is available now.

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