Following the release of her debut EP We Used To Have Real Conversations, Nat Vazer is sharing the clip for new single “Privilege”. Filmed earlier in the year when Nat was living in Toronto, day one shooting was a sunny 27 degrees. Day two a snow storm hit – “I was trapped in a basement apartment. What can you do with white walls? A lot apparently!”
The track looks at white privilege, and recognition of that. Vazer was watching a show “Dear White People” when writing the lyrics, which discusses racial bias and discrimination. The term “woke” is used a lot.
“I wanted to write a song that kind of captures that state of being oblivious or half-asleep to those issues, and then waking up to them and seeing them everywhere… In the breakdown section of the song I say ‘hey hey’ a few times – trying to paint this picture of waking someone up from a dreamy state or that auto-pilot state of mind”.
Vazer was also reading Kurt Cobain’s diaries at the time and resonated with his entry “the Afro American invented Rock and Roll yet has only been rewarded or awarded for their accomplishments when conforming to the white man’s standards”.
Though not a Nirvana die-hard, for “Privilege” Vazer was hoping the grungy genre would also “lend itself to that stoner, half-asleep / half-awake feeling.”
Nat Vazer will be supporting Lime Cordiale on the Victorian leg of their epic “Dirt Cheap” tour through November and December.
Supporting Lime Cordiale in Vic
The Dirt Cheap Tour
15/11 – The Gasometer, MELBOURNE
16/11 – Howler, MELBOURNE
17/11 – Westernport Hotel, SAN REMO
18/11 – Wrangler Studios, MELBOURNE (all ages)
13/12 – The Tap House, BENDIGO
14/12 – Karova Lounge, BALLARAT
15/12 – Barwon Club Hotel, GEELONG
More Upcoming Shows
24/11 – Not Fest, The Reverence Hotel, MELBOURNE
28/11 – The Gasometer, MELBOURNE – Supporting Edward R.
Nat Vazer at her EP launch, Workers Club 11/10/18
WE USED TO HAVE REAL CONVERSATIONS EP
1. Keep Away From Parks
2. You’re Winning Me Over
6. Summer Holiday
NICE WORDS FOR NAT VAZER
“This Australian singer-songwriter’s haunting voice and uncanny ear for Beach Boys melodies is just what the doctor ordered.” – Get Some Magazine
“Count to thirty and that’s about how long it will take for you to fall head over heels for Nat Vazer.” – The Revue
“She’s 3 from 3 this year” – Declan Byrne
“If you don’t know newcomer Nat Vazer, brace yourself because her latest single will charm the pants off of you ” – ToneDeaf
“This is super high quality song writing and rocking. Brilliant.” – Stacey Gougoulis