Perth indie-rock artist EDIE has returned in a big way with her new single “Front Row” – released 13 February – and an imaginative video. This follows on from her 2022 debut offering “Blame Me”, which saw extensive support from triple j, and proves that she has a wealth of potential in just a glimpse.
Influenced by 90s pop-rock, the track opens with muted riffs and pounding kicks as EDIE’s Hole-esque vocals ride the steady rhythm section. Layered guitars and big drums fill the energetic chorus while airy harmonies swirl around a dark picked melody. The song explores love and obsession through a fantasised relationship with someone who may not even know you exist.
“Through the track Front Row, I explore themes of fixation, love, and obsession,” EDIE explains. “The song shines a light on the dynamic of a parasocial relationship and its all-encompassing nature. The track conveys the power of the mind to create a fully realised fantasy relationship about an individual who is not even aware of your existence. From personal experience I know this can happen to the best of us!”
The accompanying video was inspired by 90s film soundtracks that shaped her youth, portraying her as a fan in the front row of a show who imagines a relationship with the singer of a band. As it nears the end, she is seen performing a ritual dressed in black and surrounded by candles to fulfil her desires. Its dark, conspiring twist represents the negative effects of obsession and jumping to conclusions without consideration of the other.
In support of the song, EDIE shared her top five front row moments with us.
- Dua Lipa – 2018
I was lucky enough to win tickets to see Dua Lipa at Nova’s Red Room in 2018. She was absolutely incredible, and I touched her hand! Definitely a core memory and my most memorable ‘front row’ moment.
- Harry Styles – 2018
Seeing Harry Styles live in 2018 was crazy. My friend and I decided to line up for 14 hours to try and get front row. Lining up for that long was a bad idea and I don’t think I’ll ever do it again because I was so exhausted from the heat all day! It was still an amazing night and Harry will always be my number one.
- Fleetwood Mac – 2019
I was brought up on Fleetwood Mac so getting the opportunity to see them live was amazing. I will never forget as soon as they came on stage I started crying – I was so confused because I was not expecting to cry but I think my inner child just got overwhelmed and excited! I’m so grateful I got the chance to see them perform live.
- One Direction – 2015
Of course, One Direction has to be on this list! 1D was the start of my fangirl obsession. I was so overwhelmed and definitely thought that a 21-year-old Harry Styles was going to fall in love with a 15-year-old me… I guess some things never change?
- Yungblud – 2022
This was one of the concerts I remember as pure entertainment. Yungblud’s energy was addictive, and he created such a positive and safe environment. I felt so accepted and loved! It was one of my first concerts after COVID and did not disappoint.“Front Row” is available now on all streaming platforms.