Melbourne synth-pop starlet Nussy has announced the release of her new single, My Heroin (out June 10), alongside single launch dates at The Shadow Electric in Melbourne on July 17 and at Gallery Bar, Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney on August 13.
After garnering critical praise for her 2014 debut EP, Dizzy, Nussy has again teamed up with Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis at MSquared Productions to deliver the edgy and provocative new single, My Heroin. Continually impressing with her own distinctive sound, Nussy’s sugary sweet vocals are perfectly juxtaposed by her dark, contentious lyrics, sure to lure you in on the first listen.
“My Heroin is about being involved in a toxic relationship,” describes Nussy. “It’s like an addiction where something else within you takes over and you can’t make logical decisions – hence the reference to the drug heroin – that even at the very lowest of the low points, you convince yourself that the highs are worth it.”
Directed by Jarred Osborn and Julian Lucas from Wildebeest (2014 Tropfest winner Granny Smith, Alt-J Matilda, Chiefs Stay), the duo responsible for masterminding the clip for previous single, Dizzy, the video for My Heroin (out June 22) features Nussy with a gang of sidekicks who kidnap Nussy’s love interest and hold him captive. Fed up with his inability to commit, Nussy and her gang take matters in to their own hands and ultimately make his decisions for him, seeking revenge for all the heartache he has caused. “It’s a bit crazy and shows the psychotic side of someone who is possessed by the toxic relationship they are in – almost like being under the influence of drugs,” Nussy explains.
Nussy plans to release a new EP later this year.
Tickets are now available for her Melbourne and Sydney shows.
View the clip for My Heroin
“Melbourne singer and songwriter Dani Smarrelli – trading as Nussy – is out to remind you that pop music can be crafted and not just manufactured.”
Album of the Week, 4 stars. Cameron Adams, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail.
FRI 17 JUL | THE SHADOW ELECTRIC, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+
THUR 13 AUG | GALLERY BAR – OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW | 18+