Homegrown singer-songwriter, Gretta Ziller has released the first single off her upcoming and hotly anticipated sophomore album, due for release in September. Thrilling with defiance and carried by crisp guitars and a pulsing rhythm section, Fan the Fire is an anthemic paean to embracing demons and doubts and harnessing their creative power. It’s our Song of the Day!
Fan the Fire was produced by Paul Ruske and engineered by Richard Stolz and Richard Dodd. Its accompanying music video was directed by Arlo Dean Cook, and features dancer, Alya Manzart.
Gretta says, “Fan the Fire is all about not letting your inner fears, doubts, insecurities get the better of you. I wrote this song to remind myself to not let them push me around and keep me down. Arlo and I wanted to create a visual representation of that. The dancer (Alya) represents those inner demons that we all have, and the cloth those invisible ties we create to the negativities in our thoughts. Sometimes we let those things push and pull us around, the trick is to learn how to ‘turn the table’ on them and make them fuel to your flame!”
While her sound may bear the hallmarks of classic Americana music, at its essence, its far more diverse – with influences in jazz, blues, rock, pop and classical, that eclectic mix is reflected in the varied tracks on her 2014 EP Hell’s Half Acre and 2017 debut album, Queen of Boomtown. The album was long listed for the 2018 Australian Music Prize, and was nominated for The Age Music Victoria Awards. Gretta has also been an APRA PD finalist, performed at Australian Music Week, and netted two Golden Guitar nominations.
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