The Sound Cafe
Multi Award Winning Sue Ray Releases First Single of 2021
Sue Ray is thrilled to be releasing her first Single of 2021. Co-written with the incredible wordsmith and pop singer/songwriter Sean Sennett, All The Lonely Ones is a mystical track, and a little bit left field for Sue Ray.
A simple message seeping with old country ambience, yet crafted with intricate and sweeping harmonies and instrumentation, it evokes haunting emotions reminiscent of the vibe of Springsteen's Nebraska album.
With this track, Sue and Sean felt inspired to look outside of the familiar country clichés, and explore the sentiment of living as a songwriter, the sacrifices, the joys, and the relentless uncontrollable drive to pursue a dream.
Essentially songwriters writing for the songwriters, whilst also dedicating it to the audience with love and kindness. Stepping seamlessly into the role of sound engineer and producer, Sue is proud to release this beautiful track. It is a small taste of what is to come later in the year with her upcoming album Demons Will Win due November 2021.
Sue is an Australian Indigenous multi-award-winning singer/songwriter that captivates audiences with her original brand of country/blues and roots music, smoky rich voice and high energy performances. Often compared to such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Allison Krause and Lucinda Williams, Sue’s sound crosses genres allowing her to appeal to a wide audience demographic. Sue recently returned to Australia after being based in Nashville, where she worked alongside industry greats and connected into the scene, gigging and writing. In early 2017 she released her third album "Live at the Junk Bar" and later that year the long-awaited EP "I Would Never Do That".
Sue has released three critically acclaimed albums: "Best Beware" 2008, "Red Roses" 2011 (which she co-produced with Aria award winner Magoo) then "Live At The Junk Bar" 2017. In 2018, she released an EP titled "I Would Never Do That" recorded live in Nashville TN. Sue is currently in the process of recording her next full-length album with her band The Firesigns who recently received rave reviews at the 2019 Gympie Muster.
In the past five years, Sue has accrued awards and nominations, from “Most Promising New Talent” in the 2013 Deadly awards to “Female Artist Of The Year” in the QLD Music Awards.
In 2012, “Red Roses” was nominated for “Country Album Of The Year” in the AIR Independent Music Awards, and later her title track “Lover Evermore” received the award for “Best Indigenous Track” in the QMusic Awards. Most recently, in 2018 Sue won the World/Folk category in the QMusic awards for her track “Junior Was His Name”.