“Everyone has fooled themselves into a happy ending once or twice”, says NSW-based singer-songwriter Tullara on her new single. “I’d been holding onto the hope that this new love of mine was going to work itself out”. That’s what’s captured here in “Let This Go”, a piercing and poignant folk song, exclusively premiering on The AU Review today.
Arriving shortly after single “16 Seconds”, which was released earlier this year, “Let This Go” is a compelling poem on the power of love and the memory of distant places. What you hear is a bittersweet purge on lost love, echoing Tullara’s sharp songwriting and a strong pop sensibility.
As nimble on guitar as she is vocals, Tullara’s strong performance steadies the song and bubbles up high with a catchy, melodic hook. It’s just as much pop as it is folk/roots, highlighting a penchant for structure that we can’t wait to hear more of when she releases both her forthcoming EPs later this year, which were produced by Canadian artist Aurora Jane.
As for the story behind “Let This Go”. “I feel in love with a girl who had a boyfriend and lived in Melbourne,” says Tullara, who hails from the fairly remote NSW locality of Ramornie. “It was over before it began.” That kind of unrequited love stings, but evidently, Tullara has managed to transpose it into something quite beautiful.
Listen to “Let This Go” below and follow Tullara on her official Facebook page to stay up to date with new material.