- RELEASE DATE /29 November 2022
- CATALOG /CRT113
- LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
- FORMAT /limited edition red and green splatter 7`` single, black 7`` single, digitally
A FEW WORDS
Fresh from the recent release of her acclaimed 3rd album The Real World and the most prolific period of her career, Freya Josephine Hollick announces a limited 7” vinyl single for the song ‘Spend Your Christmas with Rita’, backed with a gorgeous rendering of the classic ‘Blue Christmas’.
Recorded in Joshua Tree with Lucinda Williams’ Buick 6, renowned guitarist Greg Leisz (Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton) and her own diamond-sharp Australian band, The Real World delivered a string of highs for this rising queen of outlaw country.
ARIA chart action including a top 10 vinyl entry, at #2 on The Australian Country charts and at #1 on the AIR 100% independent chart, along with album of the week nods from 3PBS, 3RRR, ABC Country, and a cover feature on the venerable Rhythms Magazine were highlights among a raft of media attention for the release.
Star turns at Dashville Skyline, Out On The Weekend and a busy upcoming festival season including a hallowed spot at Golden Plains in 2023, speak to the rise Freya has enjoyed with the release of her most accomplished work to date.
The gas station torch balladry of ‘Spend Your Christmas with Rita’ finds Buick 6 and Freya’s Australian band in full Honeydrippers mode. Freya narrates the faded star story of Rita, a woman in charge of her destiny and in pointed refusal of the patriarchal dilemma.
‘Spend Your Christmas with Rita’ will be released on limited edition colour vinyl through Cheersquad Records and Tapes with a very special B-Side of ‘Blue Christmas’ to break your yule tide heart.