Naararm/Melbourne based indie artist Rin McArdle has shared a stirring new single titled ‘Something Blue’, for which she links up with Camp Cope frontwoman Georgia Maq.
In a press release, McArdle said of her choice to link up with Maq for the new tune: “It’s a really personal song, so I wanted someone close to me to sing on it in a sort of conversational way. I thought that Georgia would be perfect, our voices are quite different, there’s a contrast to them that I really like.”
Maq herself added: “Rin McArdle is such a thoughtful and clever songwriter, this song is so devastating and Rin delivers it in such a heartfelt and true way. I was so emotional when I first heard it. When she asked me to to sing on it with her, I was so excited and honored.
“Rin and I have shared stages for years, from her being my ‘DJ’ during my solo shows to playing guitar and singing with Camp Cope, Rin makes any situation better just by being in it and I’m lucky enough to call her my friend.”
‘Something Blue’ was shared with a music video directed by Louis Oliver Roach, which draws notable inspiration from Norwegian black metal band Immortal. Take a look at it below:
McArdle’s self-titled debut album was also announced this week, which will be released independently on July 28. It was recorded with Camp Cope collaborator Sam Johnson, notably without demos, as she improvised freely over four days of recording – a process she described as emotional “like splattering paint on a blank canvas”.
McArdle will perform songs from the record at a launch show for ‘Something Blue’ taking place at The Old Bar in Naarm on June 22. Tickets are on sale here.
You can see the cover art and tracklist for McArdle’s self-titled album below, with pre-orders available here.
2. ‘Something Blue’ (with Georgia Maq)
4. ‘Never Name’
5. ‘Eternal Propensity’
8. ‘Another Word’