News: Thelma Plum Announces Expanded Digital Version Of Debut Album ‘Better In Blak’ (Anniversary Edition) | Pre-Order/Save Now


Effortless, heart on sleeve indie pop gems” – triple j

“Exactly zero dull moments throughout” – Stack

“Stunning – smart, heartfelt, catchy pop.” – Hit – Herald Sun

Today, Thelma Plum announces an expanded digital edition of the anniversary version of her debut album ‘Better In Blak.’ Due for release on October 23rd alongside the coloured vinyl which represents the First Nations Flag, the digital edition will be available to stream or download and features four unreleased tracks and two previously released versions of the single “Clumsy Love”.

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Announced exactly one year after the original album was released, the themes of ‘Better In Blak’ hit harder than ever before. In a year that has seen Black Lives Matter come to the fore around the world and Australia’s own unacceptable record of more than 430 Aboriginal deaths in custody in the last thirty years, the album, according to i-D “Explores trauma, anger and what it means to be an Aboriginal woman in Australia today.”

Whilst the unreleased song “Body Do The Talking” was from the original sessions of ‘Better In Blak’ but did not fit thematically, it is restored here in 2020 and compliments some of the albums lighter moments, such as the self-effacing lyrics found on “Nick Cave.”

Elsewhere, a remix of ‘Better In Blak’ from frequent collaborator Alex Burnett in his Antony & Cleopatra guise dubs out the original for a thoughtful Deep House belter akin to Jamie xx. Alice Ivy, who has recently worked with Thelma on her song “Ticket To Ride” turns in a winning remix of “Homecoming Queen,” the last official single to be pulled from ‘Better In Blak.’ Finally, a Piano arrangement of the album’s title track as performed by Thelma Plum at the ARIA Awards in 2019, where she was nominated for 6 awards, is released for the very first time.

Thelma Plum ‘Better In Blak’ Anniversary Edition (Digital Version) Tracklist

Clumsy Love
Don’t Let a Good Girl Down
Love and War (feat. David Le’aupepe)
Not Angry Anymore
Homecoming Queen
Better in Blak
Woke Blokes
Nick Cave
Thulumaay Gii
Do You Ever Get So Sad You Can’t Breathe
Made for You
Body Do The Talking^
Clumsy Love (St. South Remix)*^
Better In Blak (Antony & Cleopatra Remix)^
Homecoming Queen (Alice Ivy Remix)^
Clumsy Love (Acoustic)*^
Better In Blak (Piano Version)^

^ Previously unreleased – not available on vinyl

*  Previously released



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