Gretta Ray has announced her debut album will be released this year. 

The Melbourne artist - who took out triple j's Unearthed High competition when she was 18 - is set to release her album Begin To Look Around on 27 August.

“This record is a documentation and celebration of the lessons I have learned about love, life and my unremitting passion for music as I’ve stepped into my early twenties," she said of the record. 

"It is beautiful how much you change your mind throughout those formative years; things can always be seen from a different perspective, and when you’re immersed in incredible opportunities that see you travelling the world, falling in and out of love, and losing your sense of independence only for it to return stronger than ever before, it is only natural that your view of yourself and the world will be refined when you wake up, and begin to look around."

In addition to the album news, Ray has also announced shows for Sydney and Melbourne throughout June and July. 

She has also released a new double A-side single today, dubbed Human and Passion (Duology Two).

"Human and Passion are both very much songs about an intimate relationship," said Ray. 

"It's been so interesting to write about this concept, one that I've unpacked in every possible way since I was much younger, and to feel as though my feelings surrounding it have grown up with me over the past few years."

Check out the track below and head to theGuide for all the info on the tour.