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“This builds so cleverly. you’re really rewarded for your patience with the release of that intense, stirring chorus and the layering of Ainslie’s beautiful vocals” – Abby Butler, triple j unearthed
“i’ll never not love the sound of ainslie and when everything around her is crafted with such skill it makes for a beautiful experience.” – Declan Byrne, triple j
Brisbane songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Scenes made his debut last month with his dynamic new single Henhouse featuring Ainslie Wills. Now, he shares his moody video clip alongside the announcement of his debut EP releasing later this year.
Scenes is the solo project of Graham Ritchie from indie rock band Holy Holy; making soaring, beat-driven electronic rock. Self-produced and recorded, Scenes’ debut single flourishes with drum loops and reverberant analogue synths that swell around the distinct vocals of Melbourne artist Ainslie Wills. The track also features Ryan Strathie on drums (Holy Holy, Andy Bull, Olympia) and was mixed by Jake Miller (Bjork, Aurora).
“In the verses, Ainslie’s lower register captures and draws you in, and then soars over the driving chorus instrumentation. Layers of saturated vocal delays colour the chant-like phrases which contain fragments of self-talk,” explains Graham.
The video shot and produced in his hometown of Brisbane by director Matthew Howard sees two young adults walking home and in their bedrooms, both experiencing moments of introspection and catharsis. “‘Don’t let the fox guard the Henhouse’… it’s about our minds. Our fragility and limitations. But there’s also a commitment to hope and progress,” Graham continues.
Since the song released it has already received high praise from triple j as well as additions to popular Spotify playlists ‘Indie Arrivals’ and ‘Broad Chords’ as well as placement on international Apple Music playlists’ ‘New In Indie’. Over his career, Graham has collaborated and toured with artists including Big Scary, Japanese Wallpaper, Emma Louise, Airling, Thelma Plum and Gretta Ray.
Already preparing more singles and a debut EP, don’t wait any longer as his music engulfs you and takes you on a musical journey.
Henhouse is out NOW.
Thanks to Gyro PR