Fresh off her bout as a team captain on the revamped ABC quiz show Spicks and Specks, former Killing Heidi frontwoman Ella Hooper has announced new single The Red Shoes, and to celebrate will preview the song at two intimate shows this July.
The Red Shoes is the next single from Hooper’s forthcoming LP In Tongues. Drawing upon the Hans Christian Andersen tale of The Red Shoes, Hooper says she explored themes of obsession and possession in her own personal way when writing the new single.
“You can sometimes lose yourself in the pursuit of chasing a dream or ideal or person, becoming psychically bound to desire and perhaps risk being destroyed by it,” she explains. “But there’s also a weird alluring freedom in going 110% at something, knowing that you’ve probably lost perspective and control and just not caring. Dancing ’til your feet bleed, for example!”
The Red Shoes will drop on the 20th June and Ella Hooper will be celebrating the single’s release at a couple of intimate shows both in Sydney and Melbourne this July. Details are below.
Ella Hooper – The Red Shoes Launch Shows
Thursday, 17th July
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Tickets: Newtown Social Club
Friday, 18th July
Tickets: Shebeen Band Room