There are only good things ahead for the enigmatic pop powerhouse Vera Blue, aka Celia Pavey. Recently having finished a worldwide tour with Flume, which included the UK, the USA, and Asia, Pavey is returning to Australia to perform her massive regional tour, which will include her favourite places, including Hobart, Geelong and Wollongong, as well as taking her to new regions never visited before.
So why is Pavey going regional? “I enjoy spreading music to local towns, particularly ones that maybe haven’t seen a live performance yet,” she says. “I also really love performing and visiting audiences in different places.”
Although we’re all happy that fans abroad had the opportunity to see her incredible performances live, local fans are marking the dates on their calendars to see her here. That shouldn’t come as a surprise though – Vera Blue is a name known for her captivating performances and elaborate outfits. What makes fans especially excited for this tour, however, is the release of fresh new music from Pavey.
Her new single, “The Way That You Love Me”, explores abuse, sexuality and difficult relationships through a dark electronic beat, a significant departure from her usual pop genre. “There were people coming into my life that were disrespecting me, people that I loved and that loved me, which made it a strange concept. People that love you the most can sometimes treat you the worst,” yet more than that, it’s also about “collaborating, creating a new sound, trying to build a storyline and experimenting with different beats and lyrics.”
Holding over one million streams on Spotify, it’s clear that these ideas of exploration and growth are well-loved by fans. What does Pavey have to say about that? “I’m living life and writing songs about that, I’m glad people can relate to that.”
With that in mind, we can’t wait to hear her new releases and see her on tour.
She will hit up Costa Hall at Deakin University in Geelong on Saturday, 21 September. Tickets to ‘The Way That You Love Me Tour’ are on sale from www.verablue.com/tour
Written by Daniela Koulikov