Ngaiire is back with Diggin’
DIGGIN' is the brand new single by former Lismore resident Ngaiire, a tune about depression, anxiety and heartbreak, in the sytlish electro soul of the Papua New Guinea-born artist.
The song, unveiled on Triple J last night, follows the successful 2015 release of Once.
Once hit the position 73 in the Triple J Hottest 100 last Australia Day.
Both Once and Diggin are part of Ngaiire's upcoming album, Blastoma.
With more than half a million listens on Spotify, and approaching 70,000 on Soundcloud, Once took Ngaiire to the USA for her very first solo international shows, paving the way for new single Diggin.
Co-written by Ngaiire , Shaun J. Wright and Blastoma producers Paul Mac and Jack Grace, the singer said Diggin is a song about the end of unending darkness, surrendering to being human and learning to fall in love with the world again.
"It's about pretending to be fine when you're not, and how the cracks start to appear when someone keeps asking enough," she said.
"It's about depression, it's about anxiety, it's about heartbreak, it's about loss and all the things that can make you feel like not wanting to get out of bed.
"Diggin' is a song about being found before you find yourself in a permanent state of no return. It's about crawling into a hole to die because you feel too ugly and disgusted at yourself to be seen by the world.
"What we decide to do in those moments provides the commentary for the rest of our lives," she said.