Ali Barter has announce her forthcoming Chocolate Cake EP. The album will drop on April 30th via Inertia Music/ [PIAS]. Along with the news, Barter has shared a video for “You Get In My Way”. The song maps the moments of claustrophobia felt in serious relationships, exacerbated by Barter’s restless nature.
Ali Barter on “I wrote ‘You Get In My Way:”
I was traveling without my husband and had this feeling of freedom to do all the silly things I did when I was single, like eat lolly snakes for dinner, stay up really late watching the Real Housewives or plan an impromptu trip to Brazil. I often have funny conversations with my friends in long term relationships about the dumb things we would do if our partner wasn’t around. Ultimately I don’t want to do these things, but it was fun to explore the feeling of rebelling from the security of a long term relationship.”
The album was written across both hemispheres. Barter engaged in writing sessions in Los Angeles and Nashville before the crushing reality of COVID-19 jeopardized her first US tour and forced her back home to isolate in Melbourne. The EP was rounded out remotely with the help of Harlan Silverman, Lost Boy, K-Flay, Brandon James and constant IRL collaborator Oscar Dawson.
2019 saw Barter play dates around Europe, shows in Los Angeles and Mexico City. She then returned home to Australia for the Hello, I’m Doing my Best tour which saw her sell out shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Last November/ December saw the perfect ending to 2020 with Ali Barter touring throughout regional New South Wales & Victoria.