Local purveyor of dirt encrusted R’n’B, Airling (Hannah Shepherd) has made a sultry and fierce return with her new single Stallin’.
The song follows her hugely successful track ‘Forces’, co-written with Japanese Wallpaper and takes a giant creative leap forward with an expansive East Coast hip-hop sound. Listen to it here.
Airling says “I’ve been breathing in artists like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo lately and myself and the boys wanted to do something different, step away from the electro pop side of things and make something truly sexy and sophisticated. It’s a mood that feels so empowering, especially when talking about the limbo that so many of us have felt in relationships.”
Joining Vance Joy on his National Aus run of shows earlier this year, Airling then returned to Melbourne to record with Tom Iansek at the converted Fitzroy milk bar turned ‘Mixed Business’ studios aka spiritual home of Pieater luminaries #1 Dads, Big Scary and Tom Snowdon. The studio (also acquainted with breakout acts such as Slum Sociable and Hockey Dad), has been the perfect environment for Airling to continue to evolve and flourish creatively.
Airling will be joining Japanese Wallpaper as a guest vocalist on his run of Aus shows next month. Tour details here.