Melbourne singer-songwriter Ali Barter has just debuted a brand new track ‘Cigarette’ and announced her debut album titled A Suitable Girl.
Barter, whose 2016 single ‘Girlie Bits’ saw her gain a cult following and secure #58 in the Hottest 100, revealed to triple j that the album will be released in March. A Suitable Girl will include ‘Girlie Bits’ and new single ‘Cigarette’, as well as nine brand new tracks.
The record, which was produced and co-written by by Holy Holy‘s Oscar Dawson, was written like an imaginary movie soundtrack where each song is a different scene. Barter said that she wanted the new record to be a filter-less account of her experiences.
“I just wanted to be really honest about my feelings,” said Barter. I’ve done three EPs and I found the more that I did – produced things, explained things, covered things in metaphor – I didn’t feel I was saying things that are true to me. So with this album… I wanted it to be really natural and authentic.”
She also revealed that Bertie Blackman worked on the album, as did American songwriters Sydney Wayser and Harlan Silverman.