SINGLE REVIEW: Pray by India Dupriez

Gold Coast-based music artist India Dupriez has released yet another spellbinding contemporary pop track, Pray. In only eighteen months, the young singer-songwriter has gone from winning eisteddfods to working with some of the most in-demand record producers in the world. With several impacting singles already to her credit, India is poised to enter the next phase of her blossoming career with Pray. Merging a rousing unyielding drum groove, immediate hooks, and a self-empowering lyric with a delicate yet powerful vocal performance, Pray features a timely, dual exploration of self and faith. Co-written with Rob Amoruso (The Rubens, Baker Boy), Pray elaborates upon India’s previous work while reasserting her idiosyncratically deft vocal and writing skills. As India has said about the new release, ‘It’s honest lyrically and open to interpretation but can also be heard casually as it easily covers a wide range of playlist and radio genres. It’s timeless and has an open target audience. Bring more positive music to a newer generation.’ Courted by her current representation, Los Angeles based Symba Music Group, India has traversed the globe to write and record with some of the heavy hitters of the contemporary pop music scene including, Chizzy Stephens (Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez) and Kyle Moorman (Pink, Sheppard, Miley Cyrus, Ellie King). Pray features a series of strong hooks, from the verses to the stirring chorus, with extra touches that add depth, such as the galvanising background vocals and the various synth textures. India’s vocal sounds intimate in the verses and electrifying in the choruses, harnessing emotional authority to communicate the lyric. As India has said about her latest release, ‘I wrote Pray at my piano one day and in my deepest moment wanted to share what helped me heal so I can hopefully help someone else feeling the same way. Having faith is life; whether it’s a ‘God’, a ‘universe’, or nothing at all, I want to start a conversation about it.’ Pray will undoubtedly start that conversation—and more.

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