Feb 05, 2019


Following critically-acclaimed cuts 'Everybody Talks', 'Chaos' and 'If You Were My Hero', Brisbane-based artist Asha Jefferies last week released her anticipated six-track debut EP Hold Yourself Together

Jefferies explains the release of her first body of work: "This EP took so long because I decided to value honesty over everything else. The way in which I write is so subliminal and is difficult to seperate myself from. It is dripping in sub-conscious truths. Hearing that shit back through speakers as a teenager can be terrifying. A lot can get swept up and away when you lay tracks down and mark them for what they are in recordings. This two year climbing and building mountain was one of learning how to present myself and my work in its most authentic form, no matter how ugly, scary and real it is. Diving deep into vulnerable waters is murky territories, but it’s the only format in which music matters - to connect."

Produced over the last 12 months with Miro Mackie (St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors, Bishop Briggs) andSimon NelsonHold Yourself Together embodies Asha almost entirely - a lot of teenage thoughts filtered through a spontaneous narrative that captures the moments of heartbreak, wonder, perturbation, crossed boundaries and smothering intimacy.

Hold Yourself Together is out now.