Australian artist Grace Shaw has announced her debut album as Mallrat. Butterfly Blue is set for release on May 13 via Nettwerk. She’s also shared ‘Teeth’, the third single from the LP following ‘Your Love’ and ‘Rockstar’. Check it out below.
“I’ve always valued music that is interesting, beautiful, and unpretentious. Something timeless and not reactive,” Shaw said of the album in a statement. “Butterfly Blue was made with that in mind. It’s a demonstration of not pretending to be anyone else.”
Commenting on the new track, Shaw added: “I like to think that if ‘Teeth’ was out in 2004, it would be on the OC soundtrack. In the song, I describe a big, omnipresent ‘it.’ When I wrote these lyrics, I was playing with the idea that we talk about sex, prayer, violence, and power with very similar language. I wanted to see if I could blur all of these things into one blurry ball of energy.”
Mallrat’s Butterfly Blue will follow three EPs: 2016’s Uninvited, 2018’s In the Sky, and 2019’s Driving Music.