“a slice of indie pop sunshine that stokes anticipation for an LP” – NME
Ivy League Records is extremely proud to release ‘Arrows’, the debut EP from one of the country’s most exciting new songwriters, Shannen James! The EP is a fantastic introduction into Shannen’s sparkling world, where pop is reimagined into something brimming with substance, warmth and of course, catharsis.
The 6-track collection includes Shannen’s striking new single Seventeen – an unashamedly windows down, hair-in-the-wind, singalong pop anthem and ode to our carefree teenage years. The EP also includes her 2019 breakthrough debut, Something In The Water, Collide, Empty Eyes, the force of a title track, Arrows and the beautifully emotive, Golden.
Recorded with up-and-coming producer and good friend Dylan Nash (Dean Lewis, Angus and Julia Stone) in a home studio on the outskirts of Melbourne. ‘Arrows’ EP is a quietly confident collection of songs, written by Shannen over the course of a few months.
Of the EP, Shannen says:
“I think there’s an eclectic quality to these songs that allow my different influences to push through at certain times. It captures a sense of nostalgia for me that shares little snapshots of moments in time. Arrows was recorded in a tiny little home studio that was surrounded by big native trees and lots of bird noises and not a whole lot else. The studio itself was pretty tiny and that made me feel really connected to what I was making.”
Since the release of her debut single Something In The Water in 2019, Shannen’s music has been embraced by both new fans and radio & streaming platforms – with adds across triple j, triple j unearthed and to-date, a combined 1.2million+ streams. Shannen has supported artists such as G Flip, Men I Trust & CLEWS, and more recently performed Arrows on ABC’s The Sound (TV), Isol-aid & more.
An undeniably stellar debut from a genuine talent, ‘Arrows’ is only the beginning for Shannen James, who is sure to become one of Australia’s brightest stars.
‘Arrows’ by Shannen James is out now through Ivy League Records
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