By Stuart Coupe.
Allison Forbes is a new-age outlaw of country music. Tamworth’s rebel child is a breath of fresh air and an outburst of originality in songwriting.
This folky yet hard-hitting alt-country ballad, produced by ARIA Award-winning Matt Fell, will leave you asking yourself that exact question if you lost everything. Featuring backing vocals by the incomparable Shane Nicholson, this song is sure to summon some truth for even the hardest of hearts.
The bones of the song is losing that version of the life you created and not knowing what to do next. It witnesses sheer desperation, whether observing it in somebody else or experiencing it within yourself, shaking your head and wondering how things went so wrong. Forbes’ voice sails across these emotions and delivers them easily.
Nominated for 4 x CMAA Golden Guitars in 2021, Allison’s debut album ‘Bonedigger’, produced by ARIA Award-winner, Shane Nicholson, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian country music charts in February 2020 and was the second highest-selling independent artist across all genres that week. She stuck around all year on charts and radio all year and was voted Most Popular Female Artist in the Independent Country Music Awards.
The controversial single Broken Radios reached #1 on Australian Country Radio and she has no intention of slowing down any time soon. Already, Forbes has recorded a brand-new album “Dead Men Tell No Tales” with ARIA Award-winner Matt Fell set for release later in 2021.
Allison Forbes has secured her spot tightly in Australia's alt-country scene. Brave and authentic insightful lyrics and addictive melodies, her stories will charm the pants off you. An honest and inspiring performer, her voice soars easily through any style with strength, warmth, and consideration. A dark gothic thread weaved through the straw of a country music basket of goodies.