Thelma Plum has revealed that she has completed her second album and will be releasing a new single “very soon”.
The singer-songwriter shared the news in a cover story for the April edition of InStyle Australia which was published online today (April 14).
“I ended up finishing a brand new album, then a few [over the pandemic], so now I feel like I have like two very separate bodies of work, these songs. So I’m going to try to figure out how to release them this year,” Plum told the publication.
“A single is coming very soon, so watch this space,” she added, but didn’t go into detail.
“Better in Blak,” Plum’s debut album, arrived in July 2019 and was nominated for a host of ARIA awards that year.
It was also nominated for the Australian Music Prize and for Album of the Year at the J Awards, NIMA and Queensland Music Awards, winning the latter. Its title track won Plum the top prize in the 2020 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Contest and ranked nine on the 2019 triple j Hottest 100.
2020 also saw Plum cover Powderfinger’s classic “These Days”, join Briggs on the rapper’s single “Go To War”, and release a deluxe anniversary edition of his debut album, featuring the previously unreleased song “Body Do the Talking” and remixes of Alice Ivy, Antony and Cleopatra and more.
Elsewhere in the InStyle Australia track, the Gamilaraay songwriter shouted out Barkaa, Tasman Keith and Alice Skye. “There’s always been incredible talent in Blak, but I love seeing people like [Barkaa, Keith and Skye] just killing it in the last two years,” she said. “It’s exciting to see, and that’s how it should be. It’s really important to amplify the voices of the Blaks.
Next month, Plum will perform at the Sydney Opera House as part of this year’s Vivid lineup, providing mainstay support for four shows that Paul Kelly and his band perform on the iconic venue’s North Promenade.