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Sydney songstress ILUKA has today announced her long-awaited debut album, Queen of Turbulent Hearts. Due out this April, the singer has shared a new glimpse of the record with The Limit.
The dynamic track takes its inspiration from fearless women who have paved the way and pushing for change and growth. ILUKA's biting vocals command attention above production from 2x Emmy nominated Aron Forbes (Billie Eilish, Finneas, Halsey, Banks), the singers main collaborator on her forthcoming debut album. “We wrote this song together and from that session onwards, I knew he was the one to bring the whole album together with me. He just got it,” ILUKA shares on working with Forbes.
Speaking of the conceptual nature of track, the singer adds, “This song is my ode to all the women who came before me who paved the way, no doubt having to wade through a barrage of BS to get where they got to. Amelia Earhart, Maya Angelou, Jane Fonda, Cleopatra, Nina Simone… It’s about acknowledging how far we’ve come but also realising how far we still have to go – we just have to look back on the last year in the Australian music industry and in parliament (sigh) to realise how deep this shit goes. We’re really just at the tip of the iceberg and I think we’re finally realising that it’s a whole culture that needs to change, not a few ‘bad eggs’…. but, it’s happening, slowly!”
Following the albums release, ILUKA will be hitting the road with longtime friends, and recent collaborators, Lime Cordiale. The singer will be joining the brother duo on their national tour, kicking off in Perth on April 7. The run of shows will continue on to Melbourne and Sydney, before wrapping up in Brisbane on May 6. ILUKA is also scheduled to appear at Party In The Apocalypse in Hobart later this month.
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ILUKA ON TOUR
25 March - Party In The Apocalypse, Hobart 07 April - Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth (with Lime Cordiale) 08 April - Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth (with Lime Cordiale) 12 April - Sidney Myer Music Music Bowl, Melbourne (with Lime Cordiale)
20 April - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (with Lime Cordiale) 21 April - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (with Lime Cordiale) 27 April - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (with Lime Cordiale)
06 May - Riverstage, Brisbane (with Lime Cordiale)