Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will release Liberty Bell, the follow-up to 2010’s Curiouser, on October 11 via Sony Music Australia. To tide fans over until then, Miller-Heidke has released a free download of “The Tiger Inside Will Eat the Child” from the upcoming album, which you can check out after the jump.
Liberty Bell is another in a series of collaborations with Miller-Heidke’s husband/guitarist Keir Nuttall and is a poppy, upbeat affair in very much the same canon as the singer’s previous releases. “The Tiger Inside Will Eat the Child” illustrates that poppyness well, with a driving beat and abundantly catchy melody underlined by Miller-Heidke’s staccato-inspired vocals and sparkling synths.
If you live in New York, you might be familiar with “Are You Ready?,” a track from that album that somehow became the soundtrack to the area’s lottery commercials.
2010’s Curiouser was a massive critical and commercial success, earning a double platinum rating in Australia and garnering Miller-Heidke the Grand Prize at that year’s Nashville, TN-based International Songwriting Competition, which was judged by the likes of Tom Waits and the Shins’ James Mercer. She is the first Australian to win that competition.
Download “The Tiger Inside Will Eat the Child” here.
Photo by Gary Moratz.