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After having not released music in over a year, it’s refreshing to see Grace Armstrong’s new track, Past Waters, land on our shores and in our ears this week.

Following her Bleeding Out single and Good Fortunes EP in 2018, Past Waters showcases Armstrong’s pristine vocals as listeners get to explore the poetic folk pop tune, shimmering with aqueous metaphors and expressive guitar chords.

It’s a song that, if you let it, hits you right in the feels. As waves of refined roots-like instrumentals, coupled with vulnerable lyrics, make for a beautiful and wholesome track. I like the balance the song brings, with a range of sounds from subtle guitar shreds to gentle piano notes flowing throughout its duration. 

With some milestones behind her, such as a Triple J debut and playing Groovin the Moo in Bunbury last year, Armstrong is in for a big 2020 with the new release; as she amps up for her first national tour with Tay Oskee.

Past Waters is out now.