SINGLE REVIEW: Still A Child by Anita Spring

Following the amazing success of Anita Spring’s last single This Ain’t Pretty, the Australian singer-songwriter has just released Still a Child, a powerful country-pop song with an intriguing self-reflective lyric and yet another compelling vocal performance. Anita has an impressive history in Australian music and has experienced all the surprises the notoriously unforgiving industry can throw at someone. As Anita has said, ‘I was signed to Universal Music as a pop artist and despite some early success, like for so many others, my time in that machine came to an end. I reflect back on that period so fondly. I was given four years of magical experiences that I will always be grateful for and it’s led to many musical relationships, most of whom I collaborate with today’. Anita has a long list of admirable musical collaborators and affiliates which include Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) John Holiday and Trevor Steel (Escape Club) Grammy Award-winning Doug Gills, Mark Narmore (Reba McEntire, Shenandoah) Powderfinger, Vanessa Amorosi, Tina Arena, Christine Anu, Ian Moss, Joe Camilleri and Ross Wilson. Still a Child maintains the same finely-honed style of This Ain’t Pretty yet has more of a contemporary pop-rock edge to it while maintaining a country foundational core. It begins quite unsuspectingly, with a low-key intro and a stripped back first verse and immediately feels very much like a typical country-pop track. But the build begins with the full instrumentation of the second verse and the lead up to the chorus. And the chorus is as hooky as they come; an uplifting melody augmented by a driving feel and lush vocal harmonies that intensity the resolve of the lyric. The more introspective element of Still a Child might just be the characteristic of Anita’s new release that will resonate with many and propel this emerging music artist into the next phase of her developing career.

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