Australian musician Hayley Mary may have already crossed your radar as the frontperson of The Jezabels, but is now setting out on her own solo project. She's come out swinging with her emphatic debut single 'The Piss, The Perfume', which was apparently written when she lived above an old heritage listed pub in Sydney’s inner west. She reveals more about that period of her life, saying:

“Friday and Saturday nights would end up as late-night jam sessions when the pub closed. Friends would listen to music (I remember a lot of The Go Betweens and Paul Kelly) and play each other songs they’d written.

I think I was very hungover or still drunk one morning after a night like this, (you know the feeling when you’re hungover but you’re kind of elated and glowing, because the suns coming up and somehow you feel in sync with the universe, but you’re probably just still pissed?) Anyway, I was newly in love and felt I was leaving a lot of sadness behind and this song came out of that.”

'The Piss, The Perfume' sounds like a shot of pure sunshine, like waking up on a new day after a great night, and even if you've got the hangover from hell you can see the beauty in simply being alive. Capturing a youthful spirit, with tinges of nostalgia for the days when you'd sing along to songs like this on the radio, 'The Piss, The Perfume' feels instantly familiar. Hayley Mary has made a statement to start her solo career, and it's one we love hearing again and again.

Watch the Sydney based video for 'The Piss, The Perfume', shot by Mclean Stephenson, below.

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