Nancie Schipper; she’s one of our favourite regional up and coming artists right now.
Beginning her music career at the tender age of 12 where she performed her first pub gig, Nancie has spent the better part of the last six years working her way around the local scene, driven by her passion to continually develop her stage skills time and time again.
From landing herself on the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival line up, as well as sharing stages with the likes of Little Georgia, Joe Mungovan and Riley Pearce, it was clear this young local was here to stay. In July 2017, she released her first song in nearly two years, after working with ARIA award winner producer Matt Fell. The result was ‘Corner Store’, the first single from her new album Sleeptalking, which was quick to attract attention from triple j and unearthed, where she received stellar reviews from presenters, who dubbed her sound as ‘irresistibly catchy pop music’ and was chosen as a triple j Unearthed feature artist.
As a musician that thrives in competition, she was also crowned the triple j Unearthed winner for ‘Live at the Steps’, which saw her open for Tired Lion, Ruby Fields and Jack River to a crowd of thousands… and she has done all this before even graduating high school!
Now, the 18-year-old is turning heads once again with her upcoming single ‘Long Fall’.
Featuring similar folk-pop vibes as 2017 single ‘Your Eyes’, Nancie continues to curate fun melodies to complement her appealing lyrics. Known to write about specific emotions instead of specific situations, her storytelling expertise and creativity shine in this track with thought-provoking lyrics like “I wish that I could fix this, because after all it’s such a long fall, we’re only counting down the days, we’re only filling up with rage…” all throughout.
With an enthralling entwinement of indie pop and folk, Nancie Schipper’s distinct pure voice of rich and warm timbres has long been compared to the likes of HAIM and Vera Blue, and this track reinforces why. It’s got the melody that hooks you, and the powerful voice that keeps you drawn in.
Musically, Nancie’s charming vocals drive the song. Admitting the new track eventuated after listening to a ‘lot of sad pop songs’ (think Middle Kids x Lorde), Nancie displays maturity through the story, and it genuinely feels as though you are in her head from the first listen.
“I was inspired by those big TV moments where one character tries to save another when its already too late. As a viewer, I felt emotionally compelled to help, whilst knowing I was powerless to change the situation,” she explains.
A combination of her impeccable execution vocally, complete confidence and a new raw edge to her music, Nancie Schipper is one name you should add to your Spotify playlists.
Release: Long Fall is out Friday July 6 2018.
You can catch Nancie playing at CHANGES festival at the Grace Darling Hotel on Thursday, July 5.