Perth singer-songwriter Carla Geneve has announced her debut album Learn To Like It will arrive on Friday, 23rd April via Dot Dash/Remote Control. The news arrives alongside new single ‘Dog Eared’, which Geneve says was inspired by her work as a music teacher, and the youthful enthusiasm of her students towards music.
“I was driving home one night and I felt so excited and full of energy for music, and I guess life in general. I didn’t really know why but I realised it was because I had been in a room of teenagers playing music with the pure, raw emotion that most people grow out of as you enter adulthood,” Geneve explains.
“I had taken some of that recklessness and it felt incredibly nostalgic. I dictated the words to ‘dog eared’ into my phone. It took me a while to finish the music because I really wanted to get it moving a bit more than my other songs. Capture a bit of that violence that I mostly stay away from on this record.”
Geneve crafted Learn To Like It over a couple of years in between prolific touring and a period that was marked by adolescence, heartache and coming to terms with mental illness. The 22-year old says writing the largely biographical record was a method of processing and finding strength through vulnerability, saying it was “very much a way for me to make sense of and explain my emotions to myself.”
“These songs came at a time that I was coming to terms with the positives and negatives of medication, as well as the reality of having to gather the mental strength to push through hardship.”
‘Dog Eared’ arrives alongside a Duncan Wright-directed video – watch that below. Learn To Like It is available for pre-order here.