Spirited Melbourne singer-songwriter, Shelley Segal has announced the release of her new single, ‘Background Noises‘ alongside a national tour.

Lifted from her Strange Feeling EP (released May this year), the track is a blissfully lush and layered song, full of strings, keys and horns. ‘Background Noises’ shows a more vulnerable and delicate side to the prolific and often opinionated singer.

Written after the divorce of close friends and trying to imagine the situation from their perspective, Shelley explains, “The chorus seems to mean something different to me each time I sing it. Sometimes a shock, a deep loss, a painful reminder, an acceptance, a coming to terms with, a finality, a longing, an assertiveness, a future, a determinedness. As such a change would at different times of reflection. It’s not just a love or relationship lost but a physical place – a space and time that was all encompassing and is now gone.”

Shot and directed by Vince Lamberti, the video clip is a visual expression of the song. Shelley moves from the piano to various rooms in an empty house, visually representing the clean slate she’s trying to start again from.

Having just returned from a huge 40-date tour in the US, the flirtatious storyteller will hit the road again later this month in Australia for a string of headline shows.

SHELLEY SEGAL SHOWS:

Fri 13 Nov
Collins Square, Docklands VIC

Wed 18 Nov
The Ellington Jazz Club (Bloom Support), Perth WA

Sat 21 Nov
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA

Sun 22 Nov
Hickinbotham Of Dromana, Dromana VIC

Thu 26 Nov
Bennetts Lane, Melbourne VIC

Fri 27 Nov
Collins Square, Docklands VIC

Sat 28 Nov
Paynesville Wine Bar, Paynesville VIC

Sun 29 Nov
The Milk Factory, Sth Brisbane QLD

Wed 9 Dec
Albion Hotel, Albury NSW

Sun 13 Dec
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA

Fri 18 Dec
Collins Square, Docklands VIC

For tickets and more info, head to http://www.shelleysegal.com.