Ahead of her upcoming UK and European tour, which kicks off in Vienna on October 2, Alex Lahey has announced an expanded edition of her latest album, The Answer Is Always Yes. It includes the new single ‘Newsreader’, which was co-written with Christian Lee Hutson and Jenny Owen Youngs during the sessions for the LP and features backing vocals from Australian news reporter Tamara Oudyn. Listen to it below.
“I remember having the news on at home one night and watching the newsreader broadcast one awful story after another and it got me thinking about the emotional toll it must take on someone to literally be the bearer of bad news to an entire population night after night, day after day,” Alex Lahey said in a statement. “The newsreader that inspired this song, Tamara Oudyn of the ABC 7pm News Report, was the seemingly omnipresent newsreader in my household at the time this song was written. It turned out that there were only a degree or two of separation between Tam and I – next thing you know, Tam popped into the studio and laid down some BVs on this track.”
Along with ‘Newsreader’, the new edition of The Answer Is Always Yes will include the bonus cuts ‘When the Rain Comes Down’ and ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’. It arrives on October 6.