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Chelsea Reed Gives Us First Listen of Her Captivating New Single, ‘The Apple’

This week, Newcastle-based indie-pop artist Chelsea Reed will reveal her long-awaited new single and music video, The Apple and today we’re stoked to bring you the exclusive first spin and viewing of the new track.

Dripping in pure beauty, The Apple is a hauntingly beautiful track that instantly melts you, captivating from the moment you press play, it’s an emotionally charged journey that highlights Reed’s incredible talents as a songwriter.

The track has been sitting on Reed’s list of things to finish for some time now and it was only a matter of time before it would see the light of day.

“This song has been kicking around for a couple of years now. I wrote it at my mum’s place, on my old piano and it remained a vocal/piano arrangement in my live shows. But even before I wrote that final draft, it originated as a very old voice memo, entitled ‘ELO chord progression thing’ with improvised vocal melodies and lyrics on top for about ten minutes. Thrilling stuff. I sorted through the bits that I liked, and the line ‘see me walk away, walk away’ kept coming up. I thought about what that meant to me. I had been talking to a good friend who was trying desperately to exorcise her feelings for a man she knew she shouldn’t have any feelings toward. I thought about that final time you go and see someone who you know you shouldn’t and all of a sudden, the feelings are gone. Maybe they got a bad haircut. Maybe they said something so out of line, or they trashed your favourite movie. Or maybe you realised there was never really anything there to begin with. The obsession is finally over and you can walk away knowing that.”

“I recorded The Apple with my dear friend and collaborator Dave Jenkins Jr at Golden Retriever studios in Sydney. We did it all ourselves, just the two of us. I played the piano, synth and drum parts and Dave played everything else. He did a wonderful job with the production and mix. We also made the music video together, shot entirely on Super 8. I styled the video based on different iterations of the ‘hopeless romantic’ archetype. Mostly I’m dressed as a grunge angel walking through the streets of Marrickville. I hope you love it as much as I do!” – Chelsea Reed.

The Apple sees Chelsea Reed shine her brightest a captivating track that will have you hooked after the first note. It’s available tomorrow, but you can listen right here exclusively today.

Written by Chris Lamaro