Australian multi-platinum, Aria nominated VERA BLUE shares the video for her new single ‘TEMPER’ the follow up to her hit ‘Lie To Me’, which has been streamed over 11+ Million times globally, taking her overall music streams to 300+ million. Her shimmering blend of folk and electronica has led to many collaborations including the worldwide hit ‘Rushing Back’ with Flume (100+ million streams), PNAU and Elton John.
‘TEMPER’ is an anthem of defiance that translates the turbulence of new love into driving, 80s-inspired pop. “I don’t know whether it’s made up, but people always say redheads are a bit fiery, and that we have a bit of a short fuse,” Vera says. “This song’s about grabbing hold of that emotion and trying to suppress it so you don’t scare your partner away. It makes me dance, but it’s also got that emotional edge.” Now living in Sydney, the video sees Vera Blue in the sparkling city for a late-night video shoot for the accompany official music clip.
Featuring a driving bassline and piquant 80s-inspired handclaps, ‘TEMPER’ runs at full-throttle from the get-go, a song whose forward motion reflects Vera’s emotive lyrics. Written in February, the track quickly made sense as the introduction to a new era of VERA BLUE, given its dynamic range and foregrounding of the electric guitar, an instrument Vera has been inspired by over the past 12 months.
In a first for Vera Blue, ‘TEMPER’ was written not from her own perspective but from intuiting the feelings of those around her and trying to write a song that spoke to her own feelings but not her own life. “It’s really interesting writing a song about what you’re not feeling at the time — it just flows because it’s almost like you’re out of body, so I found it quite enjoyable. Writing “Temper” was about experimenting, and making me feel something different from music, which I love.”
On the live front earlier this year, VERA BLUE took her live show to a whole new level, performing her ’Everything Is Wonderful’ tour alongside a Symphony Orchestra in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.