Adelaide songstress MANE is back with a huge triple threat today; a brand new single, video and tour announce.
The new single, What If The Love Dies, is out Friday and focuses on the connection between two people in a long distance relationship, in all its aspects.
Paige Renee Court, the artist behind the MANE persona, says of the song "I'm very keen to be releasing this one - I’ve worked hard on it and had the good fortune of some great people working with me."
Those great people includes the likes of Eric J Dubowsky, who mixed the song, and is best-known for his Grammy and ARIA Award winning work and his time with artists like Chet Faker and Kimbra.
Along with the single comes the brand new, matching video clip — which MANE has very kindly dropped a few days before the single. It's a haunting take on the whole 'love is blind' premise that sees MANE and the band blindfolded and in a whole range of circumstances and situations, as well as sharing a narrative of two lovers that are trying to find a common ground with each other.
"We played on a ‘love is blind’ narrative quite literally," explains Court. "Between the performance shots of the band, the story of two people evidently in love spans over three completely different eras in time… but there is a constant sense of distance between them."
To celebrate the release of What If The Love Dies, MANE is heading on tour throughout October and November, hitting up Melbourne, Adelaide, Wollongong and Sydney on her travels.
The tour comes off the back of a huge few years for MANE, who is currently touring through the UK and Europe, after chalking four nominations last year's SA Music Awards for her debut EP, House Of Horror.
Tickets are on sale now, check TheGuide for more info.
Fat Controller, Adelaide
The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood
Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Rad Bar, Wollongong
Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst