New Zealand songwriter and producer Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray) has shared her new single “Bigger”, a high impact and gritty alternative rock offering, courageously exploring the inner world of the female psyche.
With its expansive production and intimate lyricism, “Bigger” vividly captures her journey into womanhood and how the pressures of being a touring musician and the pull of stardom have impacted her relationships back home.
Candidly addressing the song’s meaning, Amelia explains, “I have often felt that ambition and being in the public eye can be a point of tension in my romantic relationships. I think this song is me trying to explore and overcome that with someone I cared about. For the production, I was exploring writing an anti-chorus. The synths do all the work and the vocal melody drops into a talk. I wanted to experiment with strange bendy synths and lean into a cinematic night time world.”
The release precedes Fazerdaze’s forthcoming run of UK tour dates, which sees the artist perform shows across the country including an appearance at Pitchfork Music Festival in November. Full listings as follows:
FAZERDAZE UK LIVE DATES
Nov 06 – The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
Nov 07 – Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK
Nov 09 – King Tut’s, Glasgow, UK
Nov 10 – Headrow House, Leeds, UK
Nov 11 – Pitchfork Music Festival @ Shacklewell Arms, London, UK
“Bigger” is the first taster of new music since the release of Fazerdaze’s recent EP ‘Break!’, a powerful and cathartic collection of songs that marked her first new music in over five years. The EP was completed during a three-month long lockdown in NZ while Amelia was living in solitude for the first time, and directly in the aftermath of a nine year long relationship.
Fazerdaze’s debut album ‘Morningside’ was critically acclaimed, with rave reviews from publications such as Pitchfork and MOJO, and tours to the other side of the world from her previous home base of Auckland. With her recent release, she received plaudits from titles such as The Guardian, The FADER, NME, DIY and The Line of Best Fit, as well as multiple spins across BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Apple Music 1 Radio.
Stay tuned for more from Fazerdaze to follow very soon.