Townsville singer-songwriter Colie makes indie-folk music which takes you far away from your immediate surroundings.
For fans of Clea or Paul Kelly, Townsville singer-songwriter Colie makes indie-folk music which takes you far away from your immediate surroundings. With her observational lyricism and unique storytelling, she invites you into her world with her tales, pairing them with gentle guitars, heavenly harmonies and gorgeous lead vocals. Equal parts influenced by her own life and experiences as she is by the world around her, her music is nostalgic, considered and authentic, and it's in this genuine authenticity that the magic is found. Following on from a string of impressive releases, she's now releasing one of her finest songs yet in the form of the wholesome and very lovely 'Kids These Days', as well as an absolutely beautiful video to really bring the song to life.
Exploring the themes of family and love of the purest kind, 'Kids These Days' was particularly inspired by the love of Colie's grandparents. Speaking of the release, she said, "Kids These Days" digs into the old and dusty family photo albums. It's a retrospective look at growing up in regional Queensland. The family holidays, the wholesome example of true love set by loving grandparents."
Having recently taken out the triple j Unearthed Regional QLD Level Up Grant, Colie was afforded this opportunity to fund her project and open up to a wider audience, taking her all the way to Queensland's Scenic Rim to work closely with musician and producer Alistair Richardson (Clea, Zefereli). Providing backup vocals, the song is a slight pivot to her usual folk-tinged, and acoustic-driven sound and displays Colie's ever-growing sound and artistry.
In a year when many have been separated from the ones they love for too long , 'Kids These Days' is warm embrace and a reminder to tell those closest to you that you love 'em. Set to play a show playing alongside Ayla and Sycco at Eumundi Brewery on 12 December, we expect even bigger things to come from Colie in the months ahead! Watch the video below:
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Words by Emma Jones