Vera Blue has just unleashed her first new single of original material in over a year, releasing the infectious pop anthem “Lie to Me” this morning.
Having released her second studio album, Perennial, back in 2017, fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a new record from the critically-acclaimed Vera Blue (the musical moniker of Celia Pavey). Thankfully, new material was forthcoming, with a live record and a trio of singles preceding her appearance on Flume’s Gold-accredited single, “Rushing Back”.
Now, following a collaboration with Louis The Child and a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, Vera Blue is back with another new track, sharing the dance floor-ready “Lie to Me” earlier today.
Co-written with Thom and Andy Mak, with the latter handling production, “Lie to Me” features a summery tropical beat, with ominous samples helping to underpin the questions Vera Blue asks herself as she cautiously wonders about the new object of affection in her sights.
“The lyrics and melodies that I wrote with Thom came from a more poetic and obscure experimental place for both of us,” Vera Blue explains. “With Andy digging into new exciting sonic landscapes imitating the raw emotion and Jackson bringing the tones to life tracking various instruments through the amazing sounding console and outboard gear at The Grove Studios. This song had us all wide eyed and buzzing.”
Fans of the acclaimed musician are on track to receive a special live performance of the song next week when Vera Blue appears as part of the YouTube Music Sessions, allowing her to showcase a track which highlights the strengths of her majestic voice.
“I recently watched some vision of myself when I first started performing – my voice was so sweet and innocent!” she explains. “I could not have reached the belting moments at the end of ‘Lie To Me’ back then. My voice is stronger than it ever has been which enhances what we create in the studio.”
The release of “Lie to Me” also comes alongside the announcement that Vera Blue has signed with Republic Records (Lorde, The Weeknd) for the USA, proving her global appeal as an electro pop powerhouse.
Currently, there’s no word as to when fans can expect the long-awaited third studio album from Vera Blue, though news of a new international label signing may in fact mean there are good things in the pipeline.
Vera Blue’s “Lie to Me” is out now via Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia.