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News: Hayley Marsten Unveils New Single and Video ‘Red Wine, White Dress’

Hayley Marsten has today released her new single ‘Red Wine, White Dress’ and its accompanying video.  The release comes off the back of ‘Wendy’Marsten’s most successful single to date, which received widespread airplay across Australia and peaked at #25 on the CMC charts. It was added to both ABC Local and ABC Country playlists and has received over 185,000 plays on Spotify.  That’s the past and the future is ‘Red Wine, White Dress’ as well as Marsten’s upcoming debut album Spectacular Heartbreakset for release on 30th August – pre order here.

Marsten co-wrote ‘Red Wine, White Dress’ with Brad Butcher, a Golden Guitar and QMA winner.  She’d fostered the idea for a long time to describe how someone can stain your life or make you feel a little ruined – the red wine on a white dress.  ‘It wasn’t until I was going through a break-up that it felt like the relationship had stained Brisbane for me in a way that meant I could write it,’ said Marsten. ‘I felt like there was nowhere we didn’t go, nowhere I could escape the grief and confusion, and it brought up all my most suppressed fears.’

‘It was incredibly confronting to record,’ said Marsten‘but I feel like it embodies what the album is about, the strength to show your vulnerabilities. Luckily time is the best kind of emotional wine stain removal.’  The track was recorded in LoveHZ Studios in Sydney with Matt Fell, an ARIA and Golden Guitar winning producer, while the video was shot in Brisbane with Duncan Toombs from The Filmery.

Speaking about the video, Marsten said ‘I really wanted to shoot it in Brisbane because the city is so tied up in the song. Duncan and I wanted to keep the video dreamlike to represent the haze of a confused relationship, while we focused on the two sides represented in the song: the vulnerability of the white dress and the anger of the red wine.’  It was filmed at Can You Keep a Secret, a bar in South Brisbane.  ‘It was the perfect backdrop because it literally looks like it’s stuck in time,’ said Marsten‘and instead of heading for the obvious visual of red wine on a white dress we wanted the video to be tinged red like a stain on my mind.’

The release comes just two weeks before Marsten releases her debut album, after which she’ll embark on her first headline tour while also supporting artists including Troy Cassar-Daley and Fanny Lumsden.  The tour will take her through Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania and with the new album under her belt, it’s sure to be a tour that fans will long remember.

Saturday 24th August – Gladstone Ent. Centre (w/Troy Cassar-Daley) – Gladstone, QLD
Friday 30th August – The Zoo – Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 31st August – Crow Street Creative – Gladstone, QLD
Thursday 5th September – Oodies Cafe – Bundaberg, QLD
Friday 6th September – Captain Cook – 1770, QLD
Saturday 14th September – The Press – Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 15th September – Flow Bar – Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 19th September – Lazybones – Marrickville, NSW
Friday 20th September – Toppy Hall (w/ Fanny Lumsden) – Wyalong, NSW
Saturday 21st September – Palladiam Palace Theatre (w/ Fanny Lumsden) – Morundah, NSW
Sunday 22nd September – Servo Bar – Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 12th October – VDM Fest – Biloela, QLD
Friday 18th October – Apple Cider Shed – Grove, TAS
Saturday 19th October – Royal Oak – Launceston, TAS
Friday 25th October – Springdale Hall (w/ Fanny Lumsden) – Springdale, NSW
Saturday 26th October – Gunbar Hall (w/ Fanny Lumsden) – Gunbar, NSW
Thursday 7th November – Wesley Ann – Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th November – Bayview Country Art Club – Bittern, VIC
Friday 15th November – Loomberah Hall (w/ Fanny Lumsden) – Loomberah, NSW
Saturday 16th November – Glen Innes Hall (w/ Fanny Lumsden) – Glen Innes, NSW

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