This morning we’re lucky enough to be premiering the video clip for Suz Dorahy‘s brand new single ‘Tell You’ which is released tomorrow.
The single is Dorahy’s first since she released the song ‘Margharita’ in 2019 and finds her striking a magnificent alt-country sound that recalls the preeminent sound and swagger of Lucinda Williams in the way she combines aching melodies, harmonies and beautifully ragged guitars. You hear a rich history of influences in her music – from Fleetwood Mac and Bonnie Raitt through to classic country, but above all it’s Dorahy’s impressive songwriting that shines through on this single.
‘Tell You’ is a song about trust and vulnerability. “It took a mighty blow to crack me to the core”, says Dorahy. “Its that moment of realisation where it turns out some folk are not who you thought they were”.
Dorahy has traveled some rough and varied terrain to get to this point. She learned classical guitar as a child and pursued music in her 20s before focusing on a career as a competitive triathlete. Nine years ago she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and then depression and chronic fatigue which led to a dark period of seclusion where music became her saviour. A corner was turned when Natalie Henry invited her to play with her group in Tamworth and Dorahy’s next phase of her musical life began.
“I honestly will be forever grateful to Nat, she brought me out of depression, made me believe in myself and changed my life,” Dorahy says. “After Tamworth I started to song write and learned that I had so much inside me and so many stories to tell; all inspired from a very dark place that I realised that had existed throughout phases in my life.”
The new single was produced by Catherine Britt and is released on her label Beverly Hillbilly Records on Friday November 26th, 2021.