Australian creative Edan Mcgovern has made a name for herself by pursuing all forms of creativity, including stand-up comedy, choreography and writing. She's now added creating cinematic pop tracks to the mix, as she's set to release her new single, Fair Weather. We're excited to be premiering the track right now!
The track follows the release of Edan's debut single, Hamlet, and Fair Weather is a showcase of vulnerability that her audience craves. Nat Sherwood's production creates the soundscape for Edan's vocals to sit on, and this is a track that's lyrically cutting, as well as sonically powerful. This is one for the biggest speaker system in your vicinity.
While the song's lyrics might be slightly tongue-in-cheek, the end result is a searing look at society's obsession with wringing every drop of creativity out of tortured artists. There are countless examples of artists being encouraged to draw from their trauma to create, only for that trauma to be used against them when they stumble.
Edan elaborates, explaining, "The premise of the song started as a joke. "I was planning on writing about how people get paid millions to break down on screen in reality shows when all this time I've been doing it for free. Can’t someone exploit my pain for money? I’m probably always going to feel a sense of despair, money won’t fix that, but I’d really rather cry in a mansion.”
The song also draws from Edan's own personal experiences, and she's never shied away from that throughout any of her creative pursuits. As she wryly puts it, “I’ve got a great sob story, it’s a wonder I never went on any of those singing competition shows”.
You can check out Fair Weather above. It's an example of Edan's many talents, which include having performed in original musical We Are The (End Of The) World at the Sydney Fringe Festival, as well as iconic comedy venues worldwide. You can be confident that whenever you hear from Edan next, she'll smash it. Her track record can't be denied.