Music Video of the Day: Little Wise “Don’t Hurry Back” (2016)

 Little Wise, aka Melbourne alt-folk songwriter Sophie Klein, recently released a gorgeous new single in “Don’t Hurry Back” – an evocative slice of musical storytelling that further introduced us to Klein’s talent. Now, the single has a music video and similarly, the visuals definitely draw you in. For the clip, Klein worked with director Agostino Soldati in crafting a narrative-driven video celebrating rural Australia, a nod to the familiarity that comes with country towns and growing up in them.

“I wrote this song with a depressed rural town in mind,” Klein has said. “One that has had a previous mining boom that’s now shutting down. Those who are left have little prospects. It is fictional, written from the perspective of a man who is ageing, writing to his ex-lover, ‘Don’t hurry back’.”

“Don’t Hurry Back” is taken from Little Wise’s debut album Silver Birch (due out this Friday, November 11th). She’ll be on the road through into December with the new single, check out the tour dates below!

* with Sophie Burgess

November 11th | The Treehouse, BYRON BAY (Full Band)
Free Show, 7:30pm

November 12th | Sheoak Shack, FINGAL HEAD (Duo) *
Free Show, 2pm

November 12th | Padre, BRISBANE (Duo) | 18+
Free Show, 8:30pm
With Phil Smith

November 13th | Black Bunny Kitchen, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND (Duo) *
Free Show, 3:30pm

November 15th | House Concert, NAMBUCCA HEADS (Solo)
Tickets, 7pm

November 17th | Petersham Bowling Club, SYDNEY (Duo) | 18+ *
Tickets, 7:30pm
With Alana Bruce

November 18th | Smith’s Alternative, CANBERRA (Duo) *
Tickets, 7pm

November 19th | Commonground Festival, SEYMOUR (Full Band)
Tickets, 12pm

November 24th | The Bella Union, MELBOURNE (Full Band) | 18+
Tickets, 7pm
With Gallie & John Flanagan Trio

November 25th | Martians Cafe, DEANS MARCH (Full Band) *
Tickets, 7:30pm

November 27th | The Wheatsheaf, ADELAIDE (Full Band) *
Tickets, 4pm

December 9th | Basement Discs, MELBOURNE (Duo)
Free Show, 12:45pm

December 10th | Brookfield Shed, MARGATE (Full Band) *
Tickets, 8pm
With Isla Ka

December 11th | Marakoopa Cafe, MAYBERRY (Full Band) *
Tickets, 2pm

Photo: Cait Bryan.



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