Mar 10, 2020
NAT VAZER - GRATEFUL
Melbourne’s Nat Vazer is excited to reveal her latest indie-pop crooner ‘Grateful’.
Out now, ‘Grateful’ joins beloved 2019 latecomer ‘Like Demi’, to appear on Vazer’s forthcoming debut album arriving mid-year via Hotel Motel Records. The anticipated release follows in the wake of Vazer’s 2018 EP We Used to Have Real Conversations, which featured breaking single ‘Keep Away From Parks’ and crowd favourite ‘Struggletown’. Fans of Nat Vazer’s distinct vocal charm and tender lyricism can revel in the palpable slacker-rock energy of ‘Grateful’ live when Vazer and her band head up the East Coast for a run of launch shows this March.
In 'Grateful' it's as if Vazer is gathering her thoughts live on record. Her stream-of-consciousness ponderings are highly considered, eloquent and raw, strewn over cathartic outbursts of ‘90s grunge and powerful guitar licks. A song navigating social equity in Australia and beyond, ‘Grateful’ situates Vazer as a leading voice of her generation, nestling in comfortably beside such indie contemporaries as Courtney Barnett Lucy Dacus, or Stella Donnelly. Produced by Robert Muiños (Julia Jacklin, Saskwatch) and featuring a fiery solo from bandmate Andy Campbell, ‘Grateful’ presents a nostalgic trip down memory lane from angst-ridden adolescence to budding sisterhood and beyond.
“‘Grateful’ is an ode to all the inspiring female artists and role models out there, and a vent about the ongoing uphill battle for social equality. It’s about acknowledgement and respect, with a sprinkle of sarcasm and the kind of non-conformist attitude that used to make my Year 10 English teacher say, ‘girls like you are exactly what’s wrong with the world.’ In my head this song takes place in a hot, cowboy-esque desert town with smokey synths and tambourines in the same vein as The Brian Jonestown Massacre. In writing the guitar and drum parts, my artist child took a trip down memory lane and revisited old influences like Nirvana, The Dandy Warhols and The Beatles who had a real influence on my early days of guitar playing as a teen.” – Nat Vazer
Nat Vazer’s fast-growing reputation as an intricate songwriter and enthralling live performer have landed her support slots for Last Dinosaurs, #1 Dads, Carla Geneve, The Magic Numbers (UK) and a Victorian tour with Lime Cordiale. Performances at St Kilda Festival, Kyneton Music Festival, Changes, Not Fest and more have cemented Vazer as a prominent live force who can captivate audiences at large, both with and without her full live band. Nat is thrilled to be celebrating her latest release with an East Coast ‘Grateful’ single tour this autumn, hitting up Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle to support US band Twin Peaks. So be sure to head on down to your local to hear some of Nat Vazer’s whimsical storytelling with a bite of feminist defiance.