Voye is a collective of North Queensland musicians fronted by Shemah Appleton.
Sweet, quaint, charming vibes open Voye's newest single 'Paint' (their first new material since 2019's 'Hummingbird' EP) with gentle finger-picking guitar matched by frontman Shemah Appleton's earthy, honest vocals that are joined by the delicate tones of singer-songwriter Matilda Duncan.
Driven by the songwriting and artistic vision of Shemah, Voye is a Townsville alt-pop, indie folk collective that also features Ben Fryer and other musicians across the region.
'Paint' builds with noodling, jammy guitar licks joined by serene piano parts that heighten the emotive state of the track, which lyrically reflect topics of resilience and coming together to move through confronting challenges and adversity.
"'Paint' is a song about how isolating painful experiences can be," Shemah says, "but also how a shared experience of loss can break down our walls and people together in a really special way."
Voye has teamed with videographer Robert Crispe and contemporary dancer Felix Sampson to create a music video for 'Paint' that features Sampson bringing the song's themes to life through dance.
"Creating this music video was great fun," Shemah says. "It was a really beautiful collaboration between North Queensland artists and creators, each bringing their own creative flair to the process."
Ahead of the song and music video's release tomorrow (12 June), scenestr is pumped to premiere the 'Paint' clip today. Enjoy.
"Doing the music video in such a collaborative way represents the song really well, being co-written by Matilda Duncan and myself," adds Shemah.
"Felix Sampson tells story so beautifully in dance, and Robert Crispe captures it so beautifully on camera.
"For that to all come together with a song that's written about people coming together in times of hardship, produced a result that feels very special to me."
Voye support Tones & I at Queensland Country Bank Stadium (Townsville) 31 July.