In what’s been a whirlwind year for Amy Shark, Australia’s own indie-pop darling will soon be heading back to her home shores to treat fans in celebration of her upcoming full-length debut Love Monster.
Riding on the high of the success of her most recent single, the blistering ‘I Said Hi’ and having just taken home the prestigious title of Artist of The Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards for the second year in a row, Shark took to Twitter yesterday to tease fans with an upcoming announcement.
“I’ve missed touring Australia, some big news coming on Tuesday,” she said in a tweet. The mastermind behind ‘Adore’ will be playing Splendour In The Grass this July, just after Love Monster sees a release on July 13th, so expect to see a few dates pop up around that time.
Naturally, fans were sent into hysterics, taking to Twitter to express their excitement for the upcoming announcement.
OH MY GOD
— Mik ♡ (@ChocChipMikaela) May 6, 2018
— Jaimie (@jaimiescott13) May 6, 2018
If you don’t do any all ages shows, I’m gonna cry
— Teia sees 5SOS in 17 days (@OceanEyesLuek) May 6, 2018
Ahhhh IM SO KEEN!!!
— Alix // YOUNGBLOOD // (@_ally__b_) May 6, 2018
“There’s a lot of love and demises and tales. It’s like my diary has opened up to another 13 more songs”, says Shark about the album, noting that Love Monster would be “ten times bigger and better” than 2016’s Night Thinker EP, that featured the likes of ‘Adore’ and ‘Weekends’.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Amy was “hanging out” with blink-182 legend Mark Hoppus in LA, pretty much-confirming rumours that the two would be collaborating with the tweet, “I’m making music with Mark fucking Hoppus” so hopefully, the album will feature their shared genius.
She also floated the idea of potentially working blink’s other founder Tom DeLonge in an interview with The Music, saying,
“One of the last emails I have is from Tom. I’ve been sending him demos and he was like, ‘Hey, I’m doing some more music. Maybe we can do something together. I don’t want to say that that’s gonna happen, ’cause I don’t wanna start rumours… but it’s amazing, it’s really hard to digest all that.”