RACKETT drops new single, partners with Heaps Gay for digital live music series
05.05.2020

RACKETT drops new single, partners with Heaps Gay for digital live music series

Photo by Rocket K Weijers

Not even a global pandemic can stop RACKETT.

Hot on the heels of her recent singles, ‘Machinations’ and ‘Oxytoxic’, Sydney solo artist RACKETT is back with another fresh track. The third single from the newly transformed RACKETT, ‘ILY Alley’ is a celebration of friendship and a tribute to her former bassist, Alley.

Last year, RACKETT was reshaped from a band to a solo project. ‘ILY Alley’ explores the transition which came after the group’s bassist and the single’s namesake discovered she was going to become a mum.

Contrasting her previous electro pop-punk releases, the new single marries keys and floating vocals with a spacey soundscape to create an ethereal melody that shows a softer side of RACKETT.

Paired with a video clip comprising DIY footage stitched together from over 100 clips of her friend and former bandmate, ‘ILY Alley’ is intimate and truly encapsulates the heart and power of friendship.

Check out the film clip for ‘ILY Alley’ below.

Restrictions brought on by COVID-19 meant that the ‘ILY Alley’ launch tour was cancelled, so instead, RACKETT has teamed up with Heaps Gay to produce a digital live music and performance art series titled Loud N Queer TV. 

She’ll be hosting the series alongside Jordan Raskopoulos, with new episodes dropping weekly and featuring performances from the likes of Theia, Eilish Gilligan, Imbi, Jess B and many more.

‘ILY Alley’ is out now. Loud N Queer TV launches on April 10 via Heaps Gay digital platforms

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