Sydney local band The Preatures have released the livening song ‘Girlhood’, the first single from their highly anticipated second album.
Accompanied by a pulsating guitar, lead singer Izzi Manfredi takes centre stage to tell her tale of heroism with her steady, sultry vocals that ooze her familiar casual confidence. The song encourages the acceptance our own vulnerabilities while also fearlessly taking on any challenges. Manfredi is telling us that we can express and appreciate our inconsistencies and simultaneously embody a strong, cohesive personhood.
Manfredi explained of the song, “I can only speak of my own experiences, I’m not trying to speak for other women. This song is about exploring the contradictions of my own identity.”
The song takes inspiration from Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl; Carrie Brownstein’s memoirs of her legendary female punk band Sleater-Kinney, which shed light on the challenges faced by women in the music industry.
The Preatures also announced that they will be playing a special show as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival. The show will be on 1st June at Sydney Opera House and will feature performances of music from their soon to be released new album. You can purchase tickets to the show through Vivid Live.
The new song is the first single to be released from their yet to be titled second album that they have been developing for the last year and a half. The single promises album that will represent the bands’ songwriting growth since their debut album Planet Blue Eyes. The album which made it the top 5 of the ARIA charts upon its release in 2014, spawned the infectious tracks ‘Cruel’ and ‘Somebody’s Talking,’ as well as the Vanda & Young Song Writing Competition winning song ‘Is This How You Feel?’
The band has toured extensively since the release of their first album, finding the quartet across the globe, landing spots at Coachella, Bonaroo and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The announcement of their second album has been raising anticipation for another possible national tour.
The live performances of their unique brand of upbeat indie-rock that combines the sultry sounds of the Divinyls with joyous pop melodies have quickly become festival favourites.
You can listen to The Preatures’ new song ‘Girlhood’ below.