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NEW ALBUM: BELLA TAYLOR SMITH | LOOK ME IN THE EYES

Bella Taylor Smith, Australian vocal powerhouse and most recently crowned winner of The Voice Australia for 2021, releases her new collection of songs entitled "Look Me In The Eyes" EP. Crystalline and intimate, endlessly supple and warm, Bella Taylor Smith’s extraordinary voice has become one of the most identifiable new sounds on the Australian airwaves in a concise space of time. Her latest single Unaware is “about when you are in a position of intimacy with another person, but they’re not being completely transparent with you. It’s that feeling of naivety and confusion when things don’t end up the way that you expected.” Growing from the alt-folk influence of Angus & Julia Stone and the Audreys to the soulful ilk of Yebba, H.E.R. and Adele, Bella forged her identity as a vocalist and songwriter over two EPs in 2021. The independent "Tell Me How You Really Feel?" preceded her debut with EMI Australia, "The Complete Collection." Bella’s first single, "Higher," charted in the ARIA Top 40 last September. Come January, the empowering statement of self-reliance, "Nice To Know Ya," was a bold step forward for Bella. It’s one of six songs comprising "Look Me In The Eyes," an EP that mines more deeply the terrain of the heart. “Half of the songs are about being in love,” she says, “and half of them are about an experience of broken trust.” Co-written and produced by Josh Cole and sealed by the renowned studio expertise of co-producer Scott Horscroft (Ocean Alley, Sarah Blasko, Olympia, Vera Blue), Look Me In The Eyes is an assured and enveloping experience from one of our most skilled and focused new voices.