Naarm-based Elsie Lange drops single ‘Sally’, finding her love of music again

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Naarm-based Elsie Lange drops single ‘Sally’, finding her love of music again

Photo by Simon Fazio
Words by Staff Writer

Out today via Wing Sing Records, the single has made a home in Lange's live sets and is a taste of her forthcoming album.

Elsie Lange had a point to prove to herself.

In 2020, mid-pandemic Lange jumped into the creative wagon with debut EP Talk To Me, with the project timing ultimately leading her to lose her love of music. After pivoting to study, becoming a journalist during the lockdown periods, Lange reached back into her music pocket. Her new single, ‘Sally‘, was an attempt at learning how to love making music again – and it worked.

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Adopting the Jeff Tweedy approach to song creating from the songwriting bible How To Write One Song, Lange challenged herself to write one song per day building inspiration from Wilco. ‘Sally’ is the outcome.

Lange explains: “I can’t say how much Wilco, and Tweedy’s book, has inspired my current production inspiration and songwriting – I needed someone and something to remind me how important music is to me, and how accessible it is.”

Recorded and produced by Liam Snowy Halliwell (Snowy Band, The Ocean Party), who also plays bass and guitar on the recording, ‘sally’ is the first taste of a forthcoming album. ‘Sally’ is one of a suite of songs Lange has written and performed with her band Local Derby since 2021 alongside EP titular track ‘Talk To Me‘, ‘Adelaide‘ and ‘Tulips‘.

The folk-pop singer is truly back in her element on this track. Give it a listen here.