Melbourne based singer-songwriter Emma Russack released “Be Real”, the newest single from her upcoming album Winter Blues, due on the 5 July 2019. Channelling 90s grunge and indie rock, “Be Real” is Russack’s reaction to the selfie culture.
“[“Be Real”] is about my frustration with phone obsession, social media, hype and trend – the phoniness that I see all over the place (and actually buy into),” Emma Russack explained. “I’m really trying to emphasise the importance of being true to yourself and being ‘real’ – whatever the hell that means. The video is a snapshot of how insular and isolated people have become as a result of technology. I just wanna connect IRL.”
To celebrate the release of her new album Emma Russack has a bunch of tour dates in the second half of the year.
Wednesday 7 August – The Jazzlab, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9 August – Sideway, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 10 August – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13 September – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 14 September – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC
Sunday 15 September – The Taproom – Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC
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