Recorded on the shores of the Hawkesbury River, De’May’s debut album If We Don’t Leave Now showcases Aussie talent we can be proud of.
Using just six strings and simple yet lush production, De’May crosses genres and holds her own against better-known singer-songwriters.
Highlights include Like You Talked, which has a pop sensibility reminiscent of Sheryl Crow, and the title track, which would fit on a PJ Harvey release – although De’May’s own distinct style is present throughout.
Move over Sia – a strong, new female Aussie artist has arrived with a fresh fusion of blues, country, indie and pop music. (LH)
BY LAURIE HACKNEY