Eves Karydas has treated fans with a bevy of news today! The singer has announced more details of tour of Queensland, and dropped her new track, Freckles. The intimate and stripped back track has been one tinkering around the singers mind for a while now, conceptually exploring finding calm in the chaos of your twenties.
Speaking of the song, the singer shares: “Freckles has been years in the making. It’s a song I started a long, long time ago… it began as a small thought about the rush of growing up and has morphed, over the years, into a real lived experience. Now I’m halfway through my 20s I sing these lyrics earnestly and truthfully. The catalyst to finally finishing this song was that recently I fell over on the pavement and grazed my knee. I hadn’t done that in a very long time. The context that made this moment poignant to me was that I was confronting my mental health properly for the first time in my life and it was a complicated and scary process. So for some reason, the act of putting on a bandaid and continuing on with my day really struck me. I couldn’t remember the last time getting hurt was so simple. Freckles is ultimately about finding my safe space in-amongst the chaos of my life. A place where I can tune out all my anxieties and fears. And that place, for me, is with the person I love most in the world.”
Kicking off tonight, the tour has had some updates due to the easing of COVID-19 conditions state wide. Early and late sessions have now been combined, and a new second date has been announced at The Triffid on Wednesday 19 May. Indie-folk singer/songwriter Greta Stanley will join her in Mackay, Townsville and Cairns, with indie-pop band Ivey will play Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Akurei and Marloe will also support the Gold Coast show.
After a two year hiatus, Karydas made her return last year with Complicated. The track became the 1 Most Played Track on triple j in the weeks following release and has amassed over 3.5 million streams.
Freckles is out now! Listen to the track below.
EVES KARYDAS TOUR DATES
Thu May 6 - Seabreeze, Mackay^ - Tickets Fri May 7 - Otherwise, Townsville^ - Tickets Fri May 14 - The Met, Toowoomba* - SOLD OUT Sat May 15 - Burleigh Bazaar, Gold Coast* - Tickets Sun May 16 - Solbar, Sunshine Coast^ - Tickets Wed May 19 - The Triffid (NEW SHOW), Brisbane* - Tickets Thu May 20 - The Triffid, Brisbane* - SOLD OUT Sat May 22 - Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns* - Tickets