NGAIIRE has today released her third album which is aptly titled 3 via Majestic Casual Records. Ten tracks long, the LP arrives with “Moonshine”, an upbeat song which still still retains the album’s overall emotional feel.
“I wrote this (‘Moonshine’) while I was high on Opioids. I just desperately wanted to feel like a whole human again. Most days I’d be writhing in pain on the floor screaming, or throwing whatever I could find near me at the walls because I was just so frustrated at how I felt. The neighbours must have worried. The painkillers helped sometimes but mostly never even touched the sides as my body had grown immune to the drugs. As a result I was mostly just in a constant state of stupor on top of the excruciating pain…,” NGAIIRE explains in unsettling detail.
3 was preceded by singles like “Him“, “Closer” and “Boom“. Alongside the album’s release, the Papa New Guinea-born, Sydney-based future-soul artist has also announced her signing to Wise Music Australia (a publishing deal).
Stream the album and keep up with NGAIIRE on Instagram.