Hannah Blackburn shares new single ‘Egg Song’, announces dates for album launch party
Hannah Blackburn has released ‘Egg Song’, the latest preview from her forthcoming debut album ‘I Want To Love You’.
“I wrote this song in the winter of a breakup, and felt the only way through it was to write it all out,” Blackburn said in a press release about the song. “My heart was completely broken, and every morning I woke up and could no longer feel the warmth of that person next to me.”
‘Egg Song’ is the final single to be lifted from ‘I Want To Love You’, which will be released on February 9. It is accompanied by a music video directed by Ursula Woods, which captures Blackburn completing various tasks, playing guitar and drinking tea in a lutruwita/Tasmanian house by the water. Check it out below.
‘Egg Song’ follows ‘Elvis Presley’, ‘Ugly’ and ‘In Our Wires’, as the fourth and final preview from Blackburn’s debut album. Speaking of ‘I Want To Love You’ in a press release, Blackburn said the project is “leaning[s] in my love of storytelling”. The Melbourne/Naarm singer continued: “[I] joined the songs together to tell a fluid story overall. Each song is a story of a different relationship, not always romantic.”
Blackburn will mark the release of ‘I Want To Love You’ with an album launch party in Naararm/Melbourne’s Thornbury Bowls Club on March 24. Before that, she will headline shows in Tasmania and Lonsdale throughout February, and will appear at Castlemaine’s Town Folk Festival. Blackburn will also stage a series of in-store shows in Melbourne and Thirroul. Scroll down for the full list of Blackburn’s upcoming appearances.
Blackburn has released a handful of standalone singles over the years, including 2017’s ‘With Rest’ and ‘Did You Always Know’ and 2019’s ‘Tiny Car’. In 2021, he contributed vocals to the Ruby Gill track ‘You Should Do This for a Living’, with Angie McMahon, Maple Gilder, Mimi Gilbert and Hannah Cameron.
Hannah Blackburn’s ‘I Want To Love You’ album launch and release dates are:
Friday 10 – Naarm/Melbourne (store), Rocksteady Records
Saturday 11 – Dja Dja Wurrung/Castlemaine, Town Folk Festival
Saturday 19 – lutruwita/Tasmania, MONA
Sunday 19 – Dharawal Country/Thirroul (instore), Franks Wild Years
Friday 24 – Naarm/Melbourne, Thornbury Bowls Club
Saturday 25 – Wadawurrung/Point Lonsdale, The Lighthouse Arts Collective
Sunday 26 – Naarm/Melbourne (store), Feminista Vinyl