Tia Gostelow’s transformation from an aspiring teenage musician from Mackay to one of Australia’s most exciting female artists is complete with the release of her second album Chrysalis.
Bursting onto the scene in 2018 with her debut album Thick Skin, Tia now returns with an album that delivers coming-of-age experiences through lush pop landscapes and danceable 80’s influences with the help of Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Alex Lahey) who produced the record. Featuring Triple J high rotation singles “Rush”, “Psycho” and the Holy Holy featured “Always”, the album has been a long time coming as Tia explains, “I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to release Chrysalis, it kind of felt like it would never be out in the world so I can’t even explain how excited I am for it to come out!”
“Chrysalis touches on really personal moments of my life over the last 2 years. I wrote these songs when I was living by myself in Brisbane and when I was in probably the loneliest and most anxious state I’ve been in. I’ve found it really difficult to navigate life being away from my family and my partner, I’m such a family orientated person so when I was living by myself in a big city it really took a toll on me mentally. I feel like dealing with these emotions and putting them into these songs helped me overcome those feelings.” – Tia Gostelow
Tia’s latest single “Two Lovers”, the first track on the album, kicks off with a tape deck shamelessly flaunting it’s influences and is backed by a pulsing bassline, thumping drums and flaunts the breadth of Tia’s vocals. “Two Lovers” follows on from singles “Always” “Rush” and “Psycho” which have pushed Tia’s profile even higher with love from right around the globe. Fans can look forward to an album rich with nods to her indie, guitar folk past, while celebrating a world of dance floors and blurry festival weekends with songs . The album features a brand new remix of previous “Get To It”, reimagined and mixed from the ground up by Oscar Dawson.
“Before the songs were even finished I knew I wanted Oscar Dawson to produce the record. He’s a gun and I was obsessed with all of the music coming out that he was producing. I met up with him in Brisbane and we instantly got along so well. Going into record this album I obviously knew a bit more than I did recording ‘Thick Skin’ and I was a bit more inclined to have more involvement musically. I played bass, piano and synth on some songs which was really important to me and i’m so grateful that Oscar was so patient with me. He really pushed me to go to places vocally and musically that I probably wouldn’t have done without him which I am also super grateful for!” – Tia Gostelow
Tia Gostelow’s “Strangers” has cracked over 11 Million streams on Spotify just a few months after the single was certified Gold. The song featured on Tia’s debut album Thick Skin which picked up a Queensland Music Award for Album Of The Year, Triple J Feature album which added to her ever growing list of accolades including her last several singles being added to high rotation on Triple J and stations around Australia and internationally.
Chrysalis album pre-orders for vinyl, CD and new merch are all available HERE.
This project has been assisted by the PPCA and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Tia Gostelow is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland
1 – Two Lovers
2 – Psycho
3 – Wonder
4 – Always (Feat. Holy Holy)
5 – Nobody
6 – Home
7 – Same Place
8 – Shy
9 – Blink
10 – Rush
11 – Get To It (Album Remix)
CHRYSALIS LAUNCH SHOWS
National launch shows to come when rules allow
Fri 30 Oct | The Outpost, Brisbane
Early show 6PM, late show 9PM
Tickets from Moshtix – Early Session | Late Session
Sat 31 Oct | The Met, Toowoomba
Tickets from Eventbrite
Sun 1 Nov | Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Early show 4PM (LIMITED TIX), late show 7PM (SOLD OUT)
Tickets from Oztix
CHRYSALIS IS OUT OCTOBER 30TH