Alana Wilkinson drops new single ‘Square One’ ahead of Sofar Sounds Geelong performance

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Alana Wilkinson drops new single ‘Square One’ ahead of Sofar Sounds Geelong performance

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"It turns out it wasn't cool to sing for the whole school" - Wilkinson walks down adolescent awkwardness lane on the latest offering

Malvern-born, Melbourne-based songstress, Alana Wilkinson today drops her latest single ‘Square One’ via Gyrostream, taking listeners back to life’s most embarrassing moments of her formative years.

Having tugged on our heartstrings since 2016 with track ‘Show You Mine’, Wilkinson offers a humoured approach to the storytelling on ‘Square One’. The glimpse from her upcoming LP due for release in the second half of 2024, Wilkinson dips into the gradients of her colour palette, creating dreamy and inspired moments.

‘Square One’ sees Wilkinson collaborate with Paul Dyason from The Northern Folk for writing credits, threading comedic moments and memories into the country folk foray. Together they create a catchy, playful ode to the good old days of firsts – being on the softball team, punk rock performance and first dates.

Wilkinson comments, “It’s about a bunch of times I got busted trying to be cooler than I am, stepping into those awkward moments and owning them as part of my story. In this song, ‘Square One’ is my sense of self – it’s who we really are at our core and where I feel we have to come home to when we get busted in the middle of a fib”.

The track is partnered with release shows including a headline slot at Naarm/Melbourne’s Wesley Anne of Friday 12 April, and heading to Geelong for a secret location gig with Angus Robb as part of Sofar Sound on Sunday 14 April.

It’s a great chance to see Wilkinson live as she has just returned from the US where she represented Australia at the Folk Alliance International, completed the Festival of Small Halls tour and supported Ross Wilson on his last tour, adding to the list of fellow Australian artists she has supported. That list includes Tim FreedmanClare Bowditch and Kate Ceberano.


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You can listen to ‘Square One’ now here. Don’t miss your chance to see Alana Wilkinson in an intimate setting next weekend. Tickets to Sofar Sounds can be purchased here