Hayley Mary has shared the title track from her forthcoming EP ‘The Drip’ ahead of its arrival next month.
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Sonically upbeat with a deceptively dark narrative, Mary’s latest shimmers with hints of early 70s and glam-pop influences fizzling underneath. It arrives alongside a video directed by Mclean Stephenson.
Watch the video for ‘The Drip’ below:
In a press release, Mary explained that her new single was assembled from scribbles she jotted down on napkins while living in Edinburgh and working in a small cafe, which she found upon her return to Australia.
“I began piecing them together and filling in the story and a romantic yet cynical, addiction riddled figure who I’d known in a lot of people, including myself, who was killing himself slowly in a mundane, everyday sort of way,” she says.
“I’ll admit I don’t know entirely what the song is about, or whether it’s the ramblings of an optimist or a nihilist, but I think it’s my favourite of mine so far.”
Mary announced ‘The Drip’ EP earlier this month alongside the single ‘Young & Stupid’, revealing the follow-up to 2019’s ‘The Piss, The Perfume’ would arrive on June 18.
The EP will also include previously-released tracks ‘Would You Throw a Diamond?’ and ‘The Chain’. It features several writing collaborations with Mary’s partner, DMA’S guitarist Johnny Took, who also co-produced the EP alongside Scott Horscroft.