Perth-based, Albany-native Carla Geneve is proud to announce her debut album Learn To Like It will be released by Dot Dash Recordings on Friday 23rd April 2021. New single ‘Dog Eared‘ was premiered by triple j’s Good Nights earlier this week and arrives today with a gritty video directed by long time collaborator Duncan Wright.
Inspired by her work as a music teacher, ‘Dog Eared’ sees Geneve harnessing the enthusiasm received from her students – “I was driving home one night and I felt so excited and full of energy for music, and I guess life in general. I didn’t really know why but I realised it was because I had been in a room of teenagers playing music with the pure, raw emotion that most people grow out of as you enter adulthood. I had taken some of that recklessness and it felt incredibly nostalgic. I dictated the words to ‘dog eared’ into my phone. It took me a while to finish the music because I really wanted to get it moving a bit more than my other songs. Capture a bit of that violence that I mostly stay away from on this record.”
Learn To Like It serves as a reflective statement of an artist finally coming into her own whilst simultaneously navigating the trials and tribulations of self-discovery and personal growth. From humble beginnings in the small south-west town of Albany to a rapid ascent wrapped up in two years of prolific touring, accolades and international acclaim – a period that was also accompanied by the chaos of adolescence, heartache and coming to terms with an undiagnosed mental illness – Learn To Like It is an emotional catharsis of forging identity through hardship and the light at the end of the tunnel rewarded by hopeless optimism.
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