Congratulations to Alice Skye, whose debut album ‘Friends With Feelings’ is released today! (Available for sale from this website for $25 + postage.) Alice’s journey started in 2015 when she was one of the winners of CAAMA Music’s Alukura songwriting competition. Later in 2016 Alice signed with the legendary CAAMA record label and along with Sound Engineer Rohan Carmody and Producer Matt Byrnes, krafted her stunning debut album ‘Friends With Feelings’.
Alice explains that ‘Friends with Feelings’ is a collection of songs taken from journal entries she has written over the years. “There are different landscapes and times in my life that these songs are a product of,” she said.
“The title track was written after being told by someone to think of my emotions as colours. I’m deeply preoccupied with identity, it’s something that gives me stability – understanding my culture and who I am. This whole album for me is a reminder of where I was, where I’ve been and where I’m still going.”
From Country Victoria, Alice grew up aside the sandstone mountains and wildflowers of the Grampians. Still inspired by her roots, Alice’s songs resonate with a sensitivity and maturity well beyond her years. Accompanied by the gentle and hauntingly sparse melodies of a piano score, her journal entries are transformed into well-crafted, articulate lyrics on love, loss and life.
Honoured as the inaugural recipient of the ‘First Peoples Emerging Artist Award’ in March 2018, the stage is now set at a national level for Alice Skye as the 22-year-old Wergaia woman prepares to release her eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Friends With Feelings’.