Premiere: Mulubinba/Newcastle based indie-folk artist Bree Rusev is trying ‘One Last Dance’: a beautiful expression with a floating, dreamy delivery.

We are very pleased to premiere the new single ‘One Last Dance’ from Mulubinba/Newcastle based indie-folk artist Bree Rusev: a dreamy floating acoustic-based slice of melancholic sunshine.

Dappling guitars and a shuffling percussion form a vibrant undercurrent while Rusev’s soft and ethereal vocals skip across the surface: displaying a dizzying range and a yearning expression that echoes through the ether. The entire song evokes a bucolic pastoral bliss, sunshine and bright blue skies tempered by a sadness and tranquility that lifts the song into another dimension.

Rusev says of the track:

I wrote ‘One Last Dance’ for my HSC Music composition in Year 12 in 2021. The song is about how things in life can change rather quickly and to remember to stay present in the moment and to appreciate and enjoy these moments by being aware and mindful of the present.

There are certainly echoes of Phoebe Bridgers or even Taylor Swift, touches of Sufjan Stevens or Bon Iver, but Rusev, with her tone and delivery, has an unique antipodean shimmer to her vocals, creating something that stands out on its own. This is an immersive and enthralling delight:

Clearly a prodigious talent given her age, Rusev started writing and performing after picking up a guitar for the first time when she was fourteen years old, with a distinctive voice and mature poetic lyrics. Rusev has made a name for herself in the live arena, having shared the stage with the likes of John Butler, Fergus James, Jack Botts, Jordy Maxwell, Pete Murray, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers and Bakers Eddy.

‘One Last Chance’ is out on Friday, 12 May 2023 and you can pre-save it here.

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