'Background Noises' is the second single from my 2015 EP, 'Strange Feeling.'
Director/Cinematographer: Vincent Lamberti
Assistant: Mauro Coiro
Hair & Makeup: Monica Gingold
Style Assist: Lilit Chakman
Written by Shelley Segal
Produced and arranged by Robert Upward
Co-produced and mixed by Lindsay Gravina
Recorded at Birdland Studios
Engineered by Brenton Conan
Mastered at West West Side Music by Alan Douches
All vocals Shelley Segal
Acoustic guitar – Shelley Segal
Strings arranged by Xani Kolac
Horns arranged by Tibor Gyapjas.
Violin and electric violin - Xani Kolac.
Viola - Leah Zweck
Cello – Blair Harris
Piano – Luke Howard
Bass – Rod Bustos
Drums – Mark Leahy
Percussion – Nic Noble
Trumpet - Tibor Gyapjas
Sax – Paul Williamson
Electric guitar – Robert Upward
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Having just returned from a huge 40-date tour in the US, spirited Melbourne singer songwriter, Shelley Segal has announced the release of her new single, Background Noises. The flirtatious storyteller will hit the road for a string of national dates kicking off in Perth on November 18, moving through Adelaide, on to Victoria to play Dromana, Bennetts Lane and Paynesville, Brisbane, Albury, back to Adelaide and then home to Melbourne to complete the tour at Shelley’s regular Collins Square residency on December 18.
Lifted from her Strange Feeling EP (released May 2015), Background Noises is a blissfully lush and layered song, full of strings, keys and horns. Background Noises shows a more vulnerable and delicate side to the prolific and often opinionated singer songwriter. Written after the divorce of close friends and trying to imagine the situation from their perspective, Shelley explains, “The chorus seems to mean something different to me each time I sing it. Sometimes a shock, a deep loss, a painful reminder, an acceptance, a coming to terms with, a finality, a longing, an assertiveness, a future, a determinedness. As such a change would at different times of reflection. It's not just a love or relationship lost but a physical place - a space and time that was all encompassing and is now gone.”
Shot and directed by Vince Lamberti (Bus Stop: Best Short Film 2011 Fist Full of Films Festival), the video clip is a visual expression of the song. “It’s documenting the loss of the spaces that vanish with drastic change and the accompanying pain and sadness,” explains Shelley. “It also touches on the positives of the growth and gains that can come after loss.”