Pairing some very John Butler-esque instrumentation with soaring strings and stacked vocal harmonies before shifting into a downbeat solo section, ‘Pretty Lady’ showcases Sultana at their chilled-out best. It’s accompanied by a video that features cameos from other Australian acts such as The Teskey Brothers, The Pierce Brothers and Baker Boy dancing while in quarrantine – check it out below.
In a statement accompanying the release of ‘Pretty Lady’ today, Sultana discussed the creative process behind the track, revealing that it’s existed since their Bourke Street busking days around. Sultana also says it’s the first song to be released under Tash Sultana that’s ever featured anyone else playing on it, saying “I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this song for like 6 years. I used to loop it and just free style to it when I was busking years ago but I always got stuck on the same parts.
“I put the song in a box at the back of my mind and revisited it in November 2019. I had Dann Hume and Matt Corby spend some time in my studio and that’s when I decided to show them this song. It’s my first song I’ve collaborated with other players on.”
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