Watch our interview with Gretta Ray below!
Melbourne artist Gretta Ray has delivered her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Positive Spin. We caught up with the singer two years on from our first interview, and out of lockdowns, to chat about the body of work, her artistic evolution, The Big Pop Show and so much more!
Across the record, Ray leans into a more pop-based sonic realm fuelled by a brighter palette to reflect the personal-growth documented within its lyricism. She's more direct and to the point, leaving behind the covert and metaphorical approach on her debut album, Begin To Look Around. There's a newfound confidence bursting through as she explores themes of love, heartbreak, grief and the albums main conceptual thread, positivity. Ray has found the light and presents an awareness that is fuelled by gratitude and an appreciation for life's brighter moments.
Produced with long-time friend and collaborator Gab Strum, Ray opens up her craft to collaboration with the likes of Alex Hope in Nashville, Evan Klar, Hailey Collier, Justin Hayward-Young and Caroline Pennell in LA and Omri Dahan, Maestro ‘TheBaker’ in London and Gab Strum, Robby De Sa, Hamish Patrick and Josh Barber in Australia. She also enlists Maisie Peters and Carol Ades on the previously released single, America Forever.
Ray will be hitting the road for a national tour, dubbed The Big Pop Show. Kicking off at Princess Theatre in Brisbane on September 15, the run of shows will continue on to Sydney's Metro Theatre, Melbourne's Northcote Theatre, Perth's Astor Theatre and Adelaide's Lion Arts Factory, before wrapping up at Melbourne's Northcote's Social Club on October 1. Supported by Cate, tickets are on sale now.
The singer will also host in-store appearances across the east coast over the next week, visiting Fitzroy, Newtown, Wollongong and Brisbane City. Ray will be meeting fans and signing copies of Positive Spin on vinyl, which will be available for purchase at each location. Find out more here.
Watch our interview with Gretta Ray above!
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Positive Spin is out now!