Although Sally Seltmann only has two solo records to her name, the Sydney-based songwriter has quite the resume: in addition to her output with the groups New Buffalo and Seeker Lover Keeper, she’s got a co-writing credit on Feist’s late-’00s hit “1234” and, more recently, has provided the soundtrack to the Netflix series The Letdown alongside her husband Darren Seltmann, a founding member of The Avalanches. But nearly a decade since her last solo release, the songwriter is back with another record scheduled for release via Arts & Crafts and her own label Three of Hearts on August 2 titled Early Moon.
Ahead of that release, Seltmann is sharing a new single called “Please Louise” which navigates the sometimes-turbulent waters of female friendship, employing upbeat acoustic-guitar-led pop sounds to speak to the importance of such bonds. “‘Please Louise’ is a song told through the eyes of a fictional woman who’s looking back on a friendship she once had,” she shares. “A friendship that completely fell apart—most likely due to the fictional woman stealing Louise’s boyfriend. I loved writing this song, creating the character, and delving into the sentiment that female friendships are worth so much, sometimes even more than a relationship you have with a lover.”
Hear the track below, and expect Early Moon out in late summer.