Perth singer-songwriter Carla Geneve has announced details of her debut album, titled ‘Learn To Like It’, and shared a new single alongside the news.
The new track, ‘Dog Eared’, is a scorching rock number inspired by the enthusiasm of Geneve’s music students.
“I was driving home one night and I felt so excited and full of energy for music, and I guess life in general. I didn’t really know why but I realised it was because I had been in a room of teenagers playing music with the pure, raw emotion that most people grow out of as you enter adulthood,” Geneve said in a statement.
“I had taken some of that recklessness and it felt incredibly nostalgic. I dictated the words to ‘Dog Eared’ into my phone. It took me a while to finish the music because I really wanted to get it moving a bit more than my other songs. Capture a bit of that violence that I mostly stay away from on this record.”
Watch the Duncan Wright-directed music video below:
‘Learn To Like It’ is slated for an April 23 release via Dot Dash, an imprint of Remote Control.
In an additional statement, Geneve described the album as “very much a way for me to make sense of and explain my emotions to myself”.
“These songs came at a time that I was coming to terms with the positives and negatives of medication, as well as the reality of having to gather the mental strength to push through hardship,” she explained.
Last year, Geneve took out the Grand Prize for the WAM Song Of The Year award with her song ‘2001’.