Fans will be able to get ‘closer’ than ever before to Aussie diva Ngaiire, with confirmation of the release of her new album ‘3’.
Unsurprisingly, the singer’s latest long player is her third, following on from her 2013 debut ‘Lamentations’ and its 2016 successor ‘Blastoma’.
And it’s unapologetically her; a deep-dive into her incredible history.
“This album is about me letting go and accepting that not everyone is gonna get me,” she reveals. “I don’t even want to be easily figured out anyway because being a multi-faceted woman of colour is perfectly acceptable even if it causes people to shift uncomfortably in their seats.
“So here it is. ‘3’,” she continues. “A perfectly acceptable odd number, just like me – a bit odd. A bit queer. Thinks she’s a bit cool but really just a big nerd.
“As slow and breezy as a New Islander but also as stubborn and passionate as a Highlander. A bit Australian but also a bit kiwi.
“A bit short and a bit not the right kind of black to be commercial enough. A bit full of joy but also a bit angry. A bit privileged but also a but disadvantaged.
“A bit past the used by date according to industry standards because she had a baby but fuck it, I’d like to see you pull a human out of your dick whilst creating an album.
“A bit obsessed with death, sex, life, spirits, fashion, expensive cocktails, art, board games, rice and bully beef, sitting on the beach all day and living beyond my means.
“And definitely not your normal cup of tea out of a fucking dainty little English teacup.”
The album is available for pre-order now and is preceded by the new single ‘Closer’, which is now available via your favourite streaming services.