Single Release: 27.09.2019
Single Title: What the Future Holds
Label: Noisehive / Kellett Street Records
Abi Tucker is best known for her roles in the beloved and groundbreaking Australian TV series Heartbreak High, Wildside, The Secret Life of Us and McLeod’s Daughters in which she played Grace McLeod.She has cemented herself as one of the most well known and loved actors on Australian screens. She is currently a presenter on ABC’s Play School. Abi also wrote and performed songs on the soundtracks for Heartbreak High, The Secret Life of Us and McLeod’s Daughters, which featured songs from her second album, One December Moon, as well as for the film soundtracks for Angst and with Brett Aplin for Surviving Georgia.
With a voice that won her the Final of Australia's talent quest, New Faces to the voice that performed alongside the legendary Tim Finn (Split Enz) in The Fiery Maze, Guy Pearce in the Melbourne Theatre Company production of Poor Boy, Melanie Sakfa for her Woodstock - Living Legends tour throughout Germany, Julian Curwin as the Falling Seeds, The Alpine Stars, The Pound System and The Wicked Beat Sound System, Abi has released two solo albums on which she has also written, programmed, collaborated and co-produced tracks.
Abi's forthcoming solo album Who do you really know? builds on the technical strengths of previous albums with the help of musicians Stu Hunter, David Symes, Evan Mannell and Julian Curwin and with the emotional depth that comes with the maturity that you would expect from a woman that has lived her life navigating stage and screen. It covers the full gamut of Human emotion - despair, envy, angst, triumph, comedic self deprecation and unbridled joy. Abi has taken an uncompromising look at a woman moving from her 30's to her 40's, culminating in her latest album, Who do you really know?
Abi explains about her first single:
"I wrote 'What the Future Holds' after an argument with my partner. It is meant to be funny, a bit tongue in cheek. Like the Pogues 'Fairytale in New York', or Nick Cave's 'Jack the Ripper' - "Kind of insulting a loving way.”
I've always dreamed of writing a musical hook like 'Gimme, gimme, gimme' by ABBA - a stand alone riff that makes you wanna dance - or run! Anyway, the musical hook in 'What the Future Holds' is anthemic flute! And, most importantly, my partner and I sorted out our differences!”