‘Mercurial’ Is Vera Blue’s Album Of Maturity

Dropped on October 28th, Mercurial is the new album from Vera Blue. The Australian artist is at her third big project, after the releases of Fingertips (2016) and Perennial (2017).

Celia Pavey Has Become Vera Blue

Vera’s music career is divided in two parts, and has started in 2013 with her participation – and the third place – at the talent show The Voice Australia. At the time she was still known as Celia Pavey (her real name), a 19-years-old girl with big dreams and a promising music childhood.

The turning point came in 2015: Celia became Vera Blue and published Fingertips, which contains the hit “Settle.” Vera Blue is synonymous with experimentation and moves from pop to folk and electronic sounds. Great merit of this change is attributable to the work of the Mak brothers and producers Andy and Thom. The first album as Vera Blue is Perennial and comes just a year after the project Fingertips. But Vera’s works also went outside of her homeland.

Rushing Back And Remixes

The drop of Rushing Back (2019) is what gave Vera Blue a window on a wider, world-wide musical square. All started when the Australian DJ Flume – who has worked with Lorde, Sam Smith and many others – noticed Vera’s talent and decided to go for a collaboration. Rushing Back makes a bang and collects 120 millions of clicks, and Petit Biscuit (the one who broke TikTok with Sunset Lover) calls for a remix.

The wait for Vera’s new project is finally over, Mercurial sees light five years after the last official album. Mercurial is the album of maturity, the most awaited and, at the same time, desired. Only 10 songs and 30 minutes of music circa. But there’s not a single track that is the same as the other. The Australian artist smartly experiments all the things she wants and the final product is a pleasant indie pop/rock album. Vera Blue has a feminine voice that might be perfect for the most modern US pop charts. Because, without keeping it secret, that is Vera Blue’s final goal. It will take time, but she already made it once. So why not try one more time? 

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