Michelè Ducray has released her debut EP, THRONE OF MINE.
The four-track collection dials her provocative style of dark-pop up to the maximum, aided by Ducray working with a producer in Liam Quinn who knows his way around pop aesthetics (Peach PRC, Rita Ora).
Quinn produced, mixed, and mastered the EP at his Sydney studio, while Ducray also collaborated with Christchurch musician Jesse Bruce, who helped with the initial demos and provided additional guitar work on tracks.
On THRONE OF MINE, Ducray details several important moments in her life. “I reminisce about my childhood, bullying, failed relationships, and even sing about the world ending!” she says. “It’s a deeply personal record and some parts were tough to record, but we got there in the end.”
The EP contains the synth-driven title track, the slick “Psycho”, and the addictive “Ace of Spades”, with the latter two being accompanied by stylish music videos. Another music video for the EP is set to be released later this week.
According to Ducray, the title track was pivotal to the record. “There’s some anger and some dark grunge elements in there,” she says. “Not only is this probably my favourite song on my upcoming EP as it really reflects what I’m aiming for in my artistic genre the most, but this song has helped add and distinguish my character as an artist.”
Hailed as a “striking dark-pop artist” by Tone Deaf in 2022, Ducray has continued her ascent this year with widespread New Zealand radio support, key spots on Spotify and Apple Music playlists, and now her first EP.
“I am so proud of this EP and can’t wait to start recording new music VERY SOON!” Ducray wrote on social media upon unveiling THRONE OF MINE.
Michèle Ducray’s THRONE OF MINE is out now.