Ngaiire has always been peculiar, but on her third studio album, titled 3, she embraces it. Released via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control Records, the project memorialises the differences that have hindered and propelled the Papua New Guinean R&B/Soul artist.
“This album is about me letting go and accepting that not everyone is gonna get me,” says Ngaiire. “So here it is. 3. A perfectly acceptable odd number, just like me —a bit odd. I’m definitely not your normal cup of tea and as much as I’ve tried to pour myself into that teacup over the years, I’ve accepted that I’m really better suited to a brilliantly well-charcoaled aluminum kettle, full of black tea leaves cooked on a very lived-in fire, built upon the soil that smells like my mother, my Aine, my Pupu and those that came before who said ‘reach for the stars but always come back to us.”
To celebrate the release, Ngaiire has announced a 10-date Australia & New Zealand headline tour where she will bring her renowned live show to audiences in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Castlemaine, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Auckland and Wellington – kicking off Friday 5 November. Tickets are on-sale now via www.ngaiire.com.