The wait for new music from Sydney diva Ngaiire is over, with the release on Friday of her new single ‘Shiver’.
It’s been three long years since we last had new music from the singer songwriter, but she’s more than made up for lost time with this cracking new single which, according to her publicists, sees Ngaiire exploring her Papua New Guinean roots.
Brilliantly, the track has already been shortlisted for the Vanda And Young Global Songwriting Competition. So you know it’s an impressive piece even before you’ve pressed play.
“‘Shiver’ is about catching shadows in the corner of your eye,” Ngaiire explains. “It’s about getting goosebumps for no reason in broad daylight or seeing things that your mind doesn’t have the intelligence to compute.
“It’s about the wonderful and terrifying ways we understand the spirit world to work as people of ethnic descent.
“It’s about my Aine (grandmother) and how I interact with her memory posthumously.
“In all the mystery of the afterlife, it’s also about the comfort of knowing your ancestors or those that have come before you are still holding you down from the other side.”
Audiences in Sydney and Melbourne will get the chance to hear Ngaiire perform the track live, with dates confirmed next month at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne (November 13 and 14, the latter already sold out) and at the Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney (November 21).
In the meantime, get set to ‘Shiver’ here;