Five years in the making, Ngaiire‘s third album, 3, is set be unveiled on August 27. To celebrate its release, the Sydney artist will tour Australia and New Zealand, with a date line up at Rosemount Hotel on Friday, November 19.
Nagaiire’s signature vocals, beats and costumes that have seen her receive countless awards including four National Live Music Awards, an FBI Radio SMAC Award and the inaugural Australian Women in Music Award for Artistic Excellence. She has also appeared on the stages of Glastonbury and Splendour In The Grass and tours alongside Sufjan Stevens, Alicia Keys and Leon Bridges.
A deeply personal album, 3, brings Ngaiire’s heritage as a Papua New Guinean woman to the foreground, exploring the link between heritage and westernised existence.
“I am full to the brim of stories that many don’t have the privilege to hold within themselves; some I know quite well and some live deep in my DNA that I won’t have enough lifetimes to unpack,” Ngaiire said. “But the ones I know, I will tell how I want to because I can. So here is a collection of love letters to three entities; myself, my country and those I love both here and now departed.”
Ngaiire hits Rosemount Hotel on Friday, November 19. Tickets are on sale now from oztix.com