Vixens Of Fall's new single is titled 'The Long Game'.
Queensland's loveable country darlings, Vixens Of Fall have recently spent time in the studio working on material that showcases a 'new beginning' compared to their previous singles.
Working with Rod McCormack at his Central Coast studio The Music Cellar, Vixens Of Fall deliver 'The Long Game' – a song they co-wrote with Rod as well as Nashville-based writers Sam Gay and Templeton Thompson.
"Over the past few years," Vixens Of Fall says, "even though we are very close as sisters and have our own individual identities, we've had to 'find ourselves' as a band and of course, find our sound.
"We've always known that we wanted to be an alternative country, rock group, but we needed to find our path and that is a path that we will forever be following because we want be different. We will always be growing as individuals, as sisters and as a band."
A song that highlights the strength of womanhood, the lyrics for 'The Long Game' take their inspiration from the girl's mother who they fondly refer to as Mama Vixen'.
"Mama always taught us that people come in and out of our lives for a reason," eldest sister of the trio, Kristina Lessmann explains.
"Our soul mates however, are the people that we recognise instinctively and who awaken a feeling of wanting them in our lives for the long term – hence 'The Long Game'."
Once again working with Jazmyn Bowman of Jazmyn Produces, Vixens Of Fall have filmed an accompanying music video for 'The Long Game' shot at Mount Kilcoy on the Brisbane Equine Rehoming property.
"We wanted to capture the picturesque beauty of the mountains and let the colours of early morning set the scene," Kristina says.
"This song is all about love and beauty, and mother nature was our guide that day. She let her sun shine, the birds sing and the sky glow."
scenestr is stoked to premiere 'The Long Game' music video today. Enjoy.
"What a rollercoaster ride 2020 has been already!" add the group. "Ups and downs, loops, twists and turns. . . but what a ride!
"We started the year off with a bang at Tamworth. We had 14 gigs over the course of the 10 days, made some amazing new friends and acquaintances, met some amazing new fans – which we like to claim as our Skulk (a family of foxes), we came second in the Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year, we won Battle of the Bands and we walked the red carpet at the Golden Guitars!
"We had so many gigs lined up for the rest of the year. . . and bang! COVID. Well, that threw a huge spanner in the works. Super. As three young women who all have full-time jobs, gigs are a vital part of our livelihood as they help fund our entire recording process. But, as fate would have it, things happen for a reason.
"We connected with the beautiful Gina Jeffreys and so began our new writing and recording journey. Every Thursday we would jump on Zoom and write a song with her and a team of fantastic writers and before we knew it, we had 12 brand new songs.
"Gina then introduced us to Sam Gay and Templeton Thompson from Nashville and they instantly became family.
"We wrote 'The Long Game' with Sam, Tempy and Rod McCormack. It came about after Rod played a bit of his idea. The rest of the song was inspired by a quote from our Mama Vixen.
"She always tells us that people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. That saying has stayed with us through every tough time in our lives and we knew we had to write about it.
"When it came to recording, we were SO lucky that we could cross the border to NSW. After a long, 11-hour drive with Papa in Fox in tow, we made it to Rod's studio, The Music Cellar and our new musical journey began.
"The red wine, the cheese, the dip, the Jatz bikkies were a flowin' and so was our excitement. We spent the weekend singing and having a great time. A funny moment was when Adrienne swallowed her tongue bar; obviously we were all worried, but she was fine!"