Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Hello Jane has released her second single from 2021, Something Else – and Countrytown has your first listen.
Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Hello Jane has released her second single for 2021, Something Else – and Countrytown has your first look and listen in this exclusive premiere. Fusing a classic blend of folk storytelling, pop melody with a splash of country, Something Else is a sweet song that hides a sting in its tail.
Hello Jane says, “[the song] is probably the most polite break up song I’ll ever write. It is not angry or bitter, but instead it’s gentle and well-wishing. Even as a writer, it still feels as though the song invites me in, offers me a warm cup of tea and lets me ponder in the quiet.”
Hello Jane also self-produced the music video, which, she says, was a somewhat nerve-wracking experience.
She says, “The process of filming the video clip was really exciting and terrifying in equal measure. Terrifying in the sense that having a camera in your face feels like the most unnatural place to be, but exciting because it was the first film clip I had ever made. It took two days in an old wood cabin in a forest, in the peak of the Brisbane summer, and the hard work of two filmmakers Madeline Randall and Stef Canard."
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While only having a handful of singles under her belt, Hello Jane has seen much success with her debut single Everything’s Alright placing as a finalist in the Listen Up Songwriting Prize 2020, Feeling Blue notably being one of 21 selected from over 700 entries for the Brisbane City Council QUBE Effect program 2021, and a live performance of Something Else winning ‘The Songwriting Prize 2020’ for Tablelands Folk Festival in Cairns.
Hello Jane has performed at many festivals including Gympie Music Muster, Tablelands Folk Festival, Redfest and the Toowoomba Festival of Flowers. She will also be kicking off a new self-curated tour series called Friends of Folk, with other emerging songwriters in July 2021.
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