DOOLIE Announces Debut Mixtape With Early Album Cut 'Dark Waters'
24 Apr 2020
Rapidly rising Gold Coast singer-songwriter DOOLIE (Doolie Shadforth) today announces her forthcoming debut mixtape, ‘i hope u like my mixtape’, slated for release on May 8 on etcetc, in addition to the release of her empowering new single ‘Dark Waters’.
DOOLIE has connected with a tight crew of notable producers for the mixtape including Kilter, Moonbase, GXNXVS, Cam Nacson, ALIUS, Paces and POOLCLVB, culminating into a body of work reflective of her continuous upward trajectory. DOOLIE has become a mouthpiece for millennial romance with her sharp and playful lyrics, delivering a fresh blend of mid-tempo pop/R&B with a dramatic edge.
On the upcoming release, DOOLIE says, “This is my debut body of work so I’m obviously a little bit nervous to be putting it out and seeing how it’s received. It’s been such a journey to get to this point; these songs represent different times in my life and I’ve written them to be the soundtrack I wish I had at various times, so I really hope they connect with my listeners in the same way.”
Considering ‘Dark Waters’ as her “empowerment anthem”, DOOLIE elaborates, “I wanted to make an analogy kinda like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Not caring about someone else’s thoughts and speaking my truth; finally letting my feelings and my emotions be my priority and have their light. It doesn’t matter how much you care about someone if you’re not taking care of yourself first.”
It’s been a solid 12 months for DOOLIE who has fronted a compelling catalogue of releases, which most recently put her in a finalist position for the Gold Coast Music Awards’ inaugural Gold Coast Music Prize, as well as the People’s Choice award. Her impressive live performance has further established her presence, seeing her take the stage at festivals like Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and Big Pineapple.
Praise for DOOLIE:
“Doolie continues to showcase one of the freshest voices within the Australian music scene” - EARMILK
“She’s making pop that keeps you on the edge of your seat and her subtle vocal variations are super cool and intriguing.” – Declan Byrne, triple j Home and Hosed
“Doolie's vocal, which glides with this almost-Teyana Taylor-esque sense of self-confidence and sensuality.” - Pilerats
“If you haven't heard of Doolie, you will very soon.” – Futuremag Music
“I've talked about Doolie as a proponent of Australia's nu-pop movement… she's at the forefront of the vanguard, leading the pack with sword raised and draped in warpaint.” – Tommy Faith, triple j Unearthed