"This song is about being grateful with what you had, rather than something you regret.”
Kirsty Lee Akers has today released her first single for 2023, Getting Over You, the happy and jovial breakup song that puts a positive spin on an often messy affair. Today, the single is our Song Of The Day!
Described by Akers as a "happy breakup song", it offers a change from the plethora of breakup songs out there that focus on all the problems in a relationship rather than the good times.
Co-written by Akers and fellow hitmakers The Wolfe Brothers during the COVID-19 lockdown period, It brings forth the idea that even though relationships end, often, the two people would do it all over again because what they had was something special. Recorded and produced by Kirsty and her long-time band members, Paul Bain and Dan Ebbels, Getting Over You is the breakup song to cure the breakup blues.
On the new single, Akers said, “Jesse (Anderson) and I often joke that if we ever broke up, we would have to meet up on the weekends because we would miss each other so much.
“Rather than being bitter and doing the things people expect when your relationship ends, this song is about being grateful with what you had, rather than something you regret.”
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The past three years have been a whirlwind for Akers. As well as starring on Channel 9’s reality show The Block alongside her husband Jesse Anderson, Akers snagged a Golden Guitar, and her self-produced 6th studio album proved a career-defining release across all charts (ARIA #1 Australian all genres, ARIA #1 Country).
Released on April 15, WILD was the first album released through Kirsty's own independent label, Rider Records. Written and recorded during various stages of the 2020-21 lockdown, the album echoes sentiments experienced by many during that time. From imagining overseas adventures long since cancelled to freedoms previously taken for granted before COVID-19, and love that kept many homes together. The project delves into many facets of life that humanity dealt with together during this unique time in history.
WILD brought together some of Kirsty's most trusted co-writers in Phil Barton, Trey Bruce, and Bruce Wallace (many of whom she worked with to create Getting Over You), as well as new colleagues who she connected with virtually around the world. Kirsty again took the producers’ seat, making her one of the few female First Nations producers on the country music landscape.
Proud of her Indigenous heritage as a woman of the Wonnarua people (Hunter Valley), Kirsty was born in the small town of Kurri Kurri, NSW. She first performed in public at three-years-old and recorded her first EP at 16. Kirsty is the only artist in history to have won three of the major prizes in Australian country music – Telstra Road To Discover (2006), Toyota Star Maker (2007) and a Golden Guitar Award (2008).
Download Getting Over You here.