Ahead of the release of St. Leonards and their Australian headline tour kicking off this Friday, Melbourne’s Slowly Slowly have unveiled their next single “Ten Leaf Clover“. Fans can listen to the song and watch the music video here: https://youtu.be/8alC1Hi1L2U
Following their single “Alchemy”, “Ten Leaf Clover” is Slowly Slowly narrating the search for happiness, where seeking something wholesome in the most unwholesome place and staying optimistic is a hard task to bear.
“This song is about searching for true connection in an age where it seems so hard to find. It’s a modern-day love story – Romeo & Juliet, but with the internet,” explained front man Ben Stewart.
“It was initially inspired by my friend Anna Jay’s voice, I heard hersing and could hear this little duet brewing in my head. I threw a bunch of experiences of my own and of my closest friends into a mixing pot to try and detail the difficulties of remaining honest and hopeful in what can be a pretty demoralizing quest,” he continued. “I came up with the video concept while running and listening to the song, I had my arms out wide kind of moving them like I was a kid pretending to be a plane and I was like, ‘rollerskates. Yes. Rollerskates.’. We reached out to Nicole Slovak to be in the clip after seeing some of her amazing performances – she had this sense of grace and sadness, a considered confidence that was really captivating. It all came together way too easily.”
Out this Friday via UNFD, St. Leonards is a vivid snapshot of the life of Ben Stewart and those closest to him. Stewart veers between stream-of-consciousness accounts of futile existence in the city to rich narratives about love, life and the family cornerstone at St. Leonards beach.
Earmarked to be one of 2018’s breakout bands by Australia’s triple j Unearthed, triple j Music Director Nick Findlay said, “Slowly Slowly from Melbourne are harking back to almost like that Kisschasy era of emo pop punk at a time where it’s just perfect.”
On the album, Rock Sound Magazine says, “St. Leonards sees Slowly Slowly pushing themselves to new heights to ensure no one underestimates them” while Stack Magazine sums it up best with “Slowly Slowly are making gold on their sophomore effort“.
On release day, Slowly Slowly kick off their Australian headline tour.
St. Leonards is available for pre-order via iTunes. It will be released on Friday, May 11.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 11 @ The Saloon Bar – Launceston
May 12 @ Hobart Brewing Co. – Hobart
May 25 @ Crowbar – Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
May 26 @ The Chippo Hotel – Chippendale (SOLD OUT)
June 2 @ The Edinburgh Castle – Adelaide (SOLD OUT)