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Sydney-based artist Carla Wehbe has shared another taste of her upcoming debut EP, Half Past Nine. The track, Somebody Loves You, started to come to life in Los Angeles at a late night Halloween party one night.
“I went home the night of the party and wrote down a few lyrics. The next day in our session I told Boyboy what I wanted to write about. It ended up being the quickest song I’ve ever written - I think because the feelings were so raw and real. I knew what sounds the song needed to bring it to life and Boyboy helped make that happen so effortlessly.” Wehbe shares.
Conceptually, the track navigates love at first sight and the emotions of unrequited love. It lyrically creates intricate fantasies of what your life could be like together, knowing these thoughts will remain in your wildest dreams. Built around Wehbe's signature smooth and pure pop vocals, the nostalgic track takes its sonic influence from edgy 80’s sounds, with the singer enlisting Boyboy (CXLOE) on production duties. Boyboy has produced Wehbe’s previous two singles, Love Me For Me and Don’t Tell Me.
Wehbe will launch Half Past Nine with her debut headline show, taking place at Monster Skate Park at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday 10 December. The singer will take to the stage with her full band to perform her new tracks live for the first time, in the muddle of a half pipe. Tickets are on sale now!
Somebody Loves You is out now! Half Past Nine, will be released December 4.