May 21, 2019
RVG - ALEXANDRA
Melbourne’s RVG return with “Alexandra”, the first taste of new music since the band’s debut album. Following their instant classic album A Quality of Mercy from 2017, “Alexandra” is a raw and lucid meditation on the personal and the political.
RVG’s lyricist Romy Vager describes “Alexandra” as a song which came together quickly, but which felt like it uncompromisingly needed to be recorded. The song details a story of personal oppression at the hands of one’s community and is an allegory for the broader oppression marginalised people are subjected to. Vager feels an immense personal connection to this subject matter, one which can be heard in the sheer intensity of her vocal delivery: this is a song extremely close to her heart.
“Alexandra” was recorded at Head Gap studios with Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Beth Orton). Internationally renowned, Van Vugt currently resides in Berlin, Germany and traveled to Melbourne to work with RVG. “Alexandra” is the first release from RVG in two years: assured, raw, and unashamed, “Alexandra” promises an exhilarating new era for RVG.
Alexandra is out now.