Sian Evans Releases Stunning New Track 'Thorns' - appearing at Maleny Music Festival
2016 & 2018 Queensland Music Award finalist Sian Evans (The Long Johns, The Rusty Datsuns) is back with brand new single ‘Thorns’ and a string of launch shows across NSW, QLD & VIC to boot.
In her own words: “Thorns is a folk song. It’s also a love song. It’s no secret songwriting is a powerful tool for expression and healing pain, but metaphorically ‘Thorns’ definitely depicts how anything worthwhile has elements of both beauty and pain, and that’s just how life is. Take the good with the bad. It’s not going to be comfortable all of the time. Or even half the time.”
Mastered in the Northen Rivers by Govinda Doyle and recorded with a roster of 4 musicians (Daniel Biederman & Scott Greenaway (Adam Eckersley Band) + Luke Moeller and Sian), across Nashville, Central Coast and Sydney, Sian says “Sometimes ‘Thorns’ felt like an experiment to see if it could be completed at all. It is imperfect but that’s the point, so am I.”
Her first release since 2016, the Cairns come Brisbane singer/songwriter has been filling in her time by playing everywhere from Woodford Folk Festival to support slots for everyone from CW Stoneking, Tim Rogers and Claire Bowditch to Katie Noonan.
In 2015 Sian Evans broke out on her own after touring relentlessly for three years as one third of the Rusty Datsuns. Nominated as a finalist in the Toyota Star Maker competition at Tamworth Country Music Festival that year, she released her debut EP ‘How Time Has Treated Thee’ to national acclaim including ABC 612 Album of the Week, national local ABC rotation for key track ‘Take Me Home’ and a Queensland Music Design Award for the respective clip. Off the back of her debut EP in 2016 Sian released stand alone single ‘Cold Feet’, which also racked up airplay across the country via community radio, ABC and Triple J alongside the aforementioned finalist nomination for the 2016 Queensland Music Awards.
‘Thorns’ has already seen success, premiering on Triple J’s Roots N All and as a finalist track in the folk category at this years Queensland Music Awards.
You can catch Sian locally at Maleny Music Festival this coming weekend (September 1st). Tickets available here.