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News from: The Brag Media – Tone Deaf (15.06.2021) Feature Pic: Daily Telegraph
The Sydney-based, Papua New Guinean future soul artist, Ngaiire, has recently released her new single ‘closer’ which comes ahead of her forthcoming album titled ‘3’.
Ngaiire describes the single as a “sweaty 80’s summer love song” centred around her interpretation of love, sex and dating as a young girl growing up in post-colonial Papua New Guinea.
The video was directed by Adam Kiers and creative-directed by Ngaiire herself, of which she refers to as a “mini cult film on a limited budget”. In the video, there are features of all the theatrics of costume design, hair and makeup, combined with the emotion-evoking choreography juxtaposed; filmed on the serenity of the natural environment of the land of the Eora Nation of the Garugal People.
The narrative of this video depicts the forbidden love affair of two lovers whose romance is constrained by their cult beliefs on abstinence. Ngaiire explains that the cult represents uniformity, culture, religion, ideology with the angular choreography further meant to reflect the rebelliousness and sometimes absurd ways in which we choose to move as groups of people. On the other hand, the lovers symbolise the yearning to live and be different but are unable to because of the existing perimeters they live with.
Ngaiire is currently on her ‘Closer’ Single Launch Tour, with duo of Melbourne and Sydney shows during the month of June. See the tour dates below:
Ngaiire – ‘Closer’ Single Launches Tour Dates Sat 12 June – The Factory Theatre – Early Show 4PM, Sydney
Sat 12 June – The Factory Theatre – Late Show 8PM, Sydney SOLD OUT
Wednesday 30 June – The Corner Hotel – Early Show, Melbourne
Wednesday 30 June – The Corner Hotel – Late Show, Melbourne