Budding Aussie artist Olympia has announced today her debut album Self Talk and also let another single Smoke Signals out into the world. We've already had two singles off the album Honey, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things and Tourists but Smoke Signals may be the strongest yet. Accompanied by a lo-fi, Blondie-like video, the track is a melodic yet distorted piece of indie-rock.
"Smoke Signals is about someone’s internal and unseen chaos, inspired in part by Japanese reality TV show Sweepstakes Life," Olympia says of the song.
"A contestant (Nasabi) was locked naked in an apartment stocked only with Sweepstakes magazines. Millions tuned in daily to watch his declining mental state and increasingly emaciated frame."
It's an interesting reference point but such is the intricate mind of Olympia. The best part is she's able to take those complex ideas and condense them into shimmering tracks that connect on a wider-level.
The album is out 29th April and by the sounds of what we've heard so far it's going to be one of the key local releases of the year. She's also heading out on tour and you can check out the dates below.