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Tori Forsyth

The success of her early singles, including hitting #1 with more than 2 million streams on the Spotify most viral chart with New Walls, and her continuing work with award-winning producer Shane Nicholson, is exciting.

And she loves the sound and feel of this album which can spin from traditional, almost homespun sounds in Grave Robber’s Daughter to rock-splashed guitars in White Noise and beautifully arranged strings in Hell’s Lullaby.

However, there are some dreams Forsyth wouldn’t admit to herself for a long time, growing up first on a rural property on the Central Coast and then a 62-acre spread near Congewai, a tiny Hunter Valley village where “literally the town is a street” Forsyth describes with an affectionate laugh.

Expectations, and dreams, are upfront now, beginning with writing her songs alone, rather than in the co-writes so often encouraged for young artists.

There’s plenty of that truth in her storytelling, with its characters looking for ways to make sense of the world, and her voice, which can be languid or strong but always straight to you.
And she’s only just begun.