I really wish they had fed us the tracklisting for the album too. Instead, I’m left a little half fulfilled with this V Mama post and will just have to do without.
Australia’s premiere vocal powerhouse Vanessa Amorosi is still one of the most important pop artists this country has to offer and now with her fifth studio album, V, touted to be her boldest and sassiest body of work yet – we’ll just have to wait and see if it matches the success of her last record: Hazardous. All the same mechanisms appear to be in place, albeit new and improved – if that’s to be believed.
The best part about this cover image is how evocative it is of old school Ness Ness. There’s something distinctly classic about that look – it’s feminine and polished, the latter being a quality I’m sure will be reflected in V‘s sonic production.
The melismatic diva has roped in A-list producers Stateside like John Fields (the man behind hits for Pink and Delta Goodrem), Jimmy Harry (Kylie and Britney) and Macho Psycho – who did Vanessa’s last album. While the majority of you slept on V‘s petulant first release ‘Gossip’, I know few can deny V Mama when she’s coming hard with a blazing mid-tempo like ‘Amazing’.
Take a look at the music video here if you haven’t already:
Are you living for the dress that resembles a black Christmas tree from Myers? I am frankly speechless at the whole thing. The production is once again done locally in Melbourne [Editor’s note: actually a bit further out of Melbourne, down at Black Rocks Beach] and this time behind the camera is director Stuart Gosling, who has hemmed videos for the likes of Nelly Furtado and Good Charlotte.
Vanessa Amorosi will launch V on 28 October. ‘Amazing’ debuted at #15 on our ARIA Australian Chart this week – something of a rebound for the girl after ‘Gossip’ failed to register at all there or the ARIA Top 50.