Yup! We’ve discovered yet more talent from Australia! This time, it comes in the form of Alibii, the musical project of Sydney-based musicians and writing partners Courtney Egginton and Will Cumberlege. The duo recently released their debut single, ‘But I’, and it’s an incredibly beautiful and alluring tune that showcases just how good the pair actually is. With Cumberlege taking care of the instrumentation, Egginton’s vocals are allowed to shine bright, and she displays remarkable range and control. Florence and the Machine anyone?
The pair have been working on ‘But I’ since the start of the pandemic, and whilst it is about the lockdown and their experience, the pair are quick to point out that it “covers a multitude of emotions”. Alibii have set high standards for themselves with this debut release, but we at Indie Top 39 have no doubt that they’ll deliver going forward!
‘But I’ is a superb blend of indie-rock, dreamy-pop, and just all around goodness! Alibii, we need more!indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
‘But I’ has attempted to capture the emotions and experiences of living in a cramped, seven person share house in the middle of Sydney, right as COVID-19 and lockdown kicked in and the world starting turning upside down. It also doubles as the debut release for Courtney and I (Alibii), which makes it pretty special
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
When writing our lyrics we like to be somewhat ambiguous, so that there will be certain lines that apply to different people going through whatever situation they may be at present. But at the same time, these lyrics in particular can be taken quite literally. The main theme of the song is acknowledging that everyone goes through rough times and how important it is to not turn on each other.
What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months with your music?
Our project, Alibii, was made with the full intention to be able to release a variety of different music, but all serving a similar theme or vibe. Both Court and I sing and play instruments, we have a band version of Alibii that we gig around Sydney, and we love such a wide range of music. The future holds such opportunities to switch up roles, eventually release some band content, more emotional songs, etc. In the next 12 months, you can expect more single releases and content, hopefully keeping this fresh and continuing to peak listeners interest.
What would your life be like without music?
Pretty quiet, mostly.
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