By August 29, 2018

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Following her critically acclaimed single ‘Chaos’, Asha Jefferies returns with a frank depiction of a fractured friendship with ‘Everybody Talks’, which premiered on The Music this week. 

‘Everybody Talks’ sees Jefferies pairing her characteristically warm, poised vocals with delicate guitar work, building incrementally to a crescendo of crashing symbols, layered vocals and dueling guitars, seemingly foreshadowing the catalyst of a simmering argument. The new singleexemplifies the duality of Jefferies as a musician; vulnerable as a songwriter and possessing the emotional fortitude of woman mature beyond her years.

Like all her music, ‘Everybody Talks’ is incredibly personal, Jefferies using her guitar and her voice as an extension of herself, as a way to navigate the complexities of human relationships. In her own words she explains “Everybody Talks is about a falling out I had with a friend. We never spoke again, I heard a lot though. The whole experience left me feeling voiceless and powerless and it wasn’t until I wrote this song that I felt like I took my power back and made room for some closure about it all.”

Following her 2017 Queensland Music Awards nominated single ‘Coburg’, Jefferies went from strength to strength. The first half of 2018 saw the release of  ‘Chaos’ and the song being shortlisted in the Vanda & Young’s Songwriting Competition, and winning the triple j Unearthed NIDA Competition.

Today, Jefferies announces a management deal with Ben Preece, founder and director of Mucho Bravado. This announcement follows the signing of IV League in April and coincides with the 10 year anniversary of Mucho Bravado’s inception. Further fortifying the team of business and creative minds around her, Jefferies has entrusted the production of her debut EP to Miro Mackie (Cold War KidsSt. VincentBishop Briggs).

Following support slots with the likes of Radnor & LeeStella DonnellyBec SandridgeHayden Calnin and Oh Mercy, Asha Jefferies will be showcasing her enamoring live performance at BIGSOUND 2018, playing Black Bear Lodge and The Foundry. 

‘Everybody Talks’ is OUT NOW. Catch her live during BIGSOUND in September.