Hear Gretta Ray's new song 'Unwind'
Unearthed High champ Gretta Ray is back with ‘Unwind’ – a stunning new song she recorded here at triple j.
‘Unwind’ arrives hot on the heels of ‘Drive’, the track that propelled the 18 year old from Princes Hill Secondary College in Melbourne to victory in Unearthed High this year. It’s a shimmering, svelte, immersive four minutes of music with an expansive colour palette: vibrant choruses, rich, relatable lyrics, moreish melodic twists and turns. To borrow a phrase from a very clever new songwriter we are extremely excited about, you are certainly going to “feel it all.” Set your Instagram filter to Valencia and hear it below:
Says Gretta of the song:
I wrote the lyrics with the intention of portraying the thought process when going through a break up. More specifically, the moment when you come to understand the extent of what you’ve lost, when you start to feel the weight of what the relationship became. I think the lyric that best conveys that is: “I am sure that there is more to this than I care to admit”. Hopefully this rings true with you when you listen. The recording process at triple J was such an incredible opportunity; I got to work with some very special musicians and am so grateful for all of their time. We completed the production for this new song in the space of a day and half, which was a huge achievement for the whole team, considering that my usual producers and I spent a good few weeks on ‘Drive’. Despite it being a speedy process, it was incredibly fun and very satisfying.
Satisfying for the triple j textline, too, just in case you were wondering.
"Not easy to back up a certified tuna, but one has to think Gretta Ray has pulled it off. What a talent!!" said Gav. "Wow!! That was just amazing!!! Tears, hearing those words of how another special person can make you feel. Beautiful x" another listener added. Meanwhile Sophie in Brisbane spoke for the entire nation when she said: "Sweet sensual bliss of her voice gets me right in the feels. Love love love."
Get more music from Gretta Ray on her Unearthed profile.