Celebrating their first taste of new music since 2020's Travelling Woman, Naomi Keyte delivers the exciting and beautiful Greenhill, sharing the single as the first from a forthcoming sophomore record.
Greenhill is bold and captivating in its nature, opening with raw and intimate guitar and vocals that reflect the same feelings from folk performers alongside her like Mimi Gilbert and Maple Glider. The Adelaide/Kaurna Land singer-songwriter lets you settle into this opening for the first half of the song, before introducing the driving layers of Keyte's piano, plus percussion and backing vocals from Ben Talbo-Dunn that help bring the song to a cinematic place.
The moving piece was written as an ode to sharehouses, detailing the possessions, moments, and people that make such a sharehouse special, especially during a difficult and uncertain time.
Expanding on the song's background, Keyte shares “Written about life in lockdown, ‘Greenhill’ details life in a sharehouse and honours the small things that make cohabitation meaningful. A love song to a house and its inhabitants, ‘Greenhill’ is a dedication to the simple things that make up a home.”
Greenhill follows a long line of music from Naomi Keyte, who's been with us for almost a decade since their Edge of Morning EP back in mid-2013. Along this road Keyte has seen her music receive praise from some of the best in the country, with her debut record Melaleuce landing itself nominations for Best Folk, Best Female Artist, and Best Release in the 2017 South Australian Music Awards.
So with much of this in mind, Greenhill brings an excitement and promise that Keyte's sophomore record will deliver something special to look forward to.