ASTA 'SHINE' EP OUT NOW
Asta's artistic journey spans Unearthed competition wins, high-profile collaborations, sold out shows, festival slots and above all, a sense of self-discovery. It's with fearless conviction in her message of empowerment that the pop ingenue releases her long-awaited debut EP Shine today, and simultaneously kicks off her national launch tour in WA.
From that momentous piano chord that kicks off straight-to-triple-j-rotation lead single ‘Shine’ it’s apparent that Asta’s debut EP is a confident step up. This fierce new audacity continually emerges throughout the five track offering in a glistening display of self-assured pop. Courtesy of a new writing and production collaboration with Yeo and an emerging writer who goes by the name Aurelia, Asta has flipped her original brooding acoustic pop sound on its head. The result? A debut EP teeming with confidence and life.
Now 22, Asta feels as though she’s finally found her sound. “Having been discovered in high school by triple j, I had to do some living before I had enough to say for a debut EP. I think I've scrubbed enough dishes, eaten enough tofu and broken a few hearts now to deserve a party. "
Asta was just 17 years old when she took out triple j’s Unearthed High in 2012. She has since released a string of singles including two triple j Hottest 100 charting hits, ‘My Heart is On Fire’ (#50, 2012) and ‘Dynamite ft. Allday’ (#47, 2015) and impressed with a soulful rendition of the Whitney Houston classic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ for triple j’s Like a Version. No stranger to the stage Asta has multiple packed headline tours, festival spots including Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass as well as high profile shows alongside the likes of Ellie Goulding. Arguably one of the country’s most powerful emerging live voices, an Asta show is an infectious euphoric experience not to be missed this February and March.
Tickets are on sale now for the Asta Shine EP tour beginning today with supports just announced, but won't last long.
Shine EP is out now.