Introducing 19 year old singer and songwriter, Tulliah. Hailing from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Tulliah writes from a place of heartfelt experiences with melodies that seamlessly wash over you. Today, she has revealed her captivating new single ‘Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)’ – a deluge of earnest songwriting with a profound sound that catapults Tulliah well beyond her young years. Tulliah is thrilled to be launching her new project with two live debut headline performances at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Sunday 31 January. Tickets for the early show went on sale yesterday and were snapped up in no time. The late show is on sale now HERE.
Beginning it’s life as a piano ballad called ‘Imagine’, the single took on a numerous lives with Tulliah and producer Dean Tuza (Stella Donnelly, The Rubens) who tinkered, tampered and peeled away the song layer by layer until it found its ultimate home in its final form as the extraordinary ‘Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)’. “I remember the exact moment when I sat at the piano and the first verse flowed out of me. I felt like it was something special even at its earliest stage,” Tulliah reminisces. ‘Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)’ is the first single to be taken from an EP titled Fresh Hugs due for release in 2021. Dean Tuza sat in the production hot seat across the entirety of the EP, working closely with Tulliah to finesse each track. In addition, Grammy Award winning producer David Kahne (Lana Del Ray, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks) produced string arrangements which will feature on the EP.
Through her art Tulliah is eager to share songs that explore all the peaks and troughs of what it means to come of age as a teenager – examining very real topics ranging from mental health struggles, relationships, and even friends being cheated on whilst in a coma. Of ‘Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)’, Tulliah explains, “I wrote the song about falling for someone who you know isn’t good for you, but you still go there – one of those bad decisions!”
During the recording process, Tulliah and Tuza paired the sounds they were creating with imagined images of bygone days on the seaside. ‘Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)’ begins with a prelude track “Teenagers” – a BBC audio sample from an interview called ‘It’s The Age of the Teenager’ featuring Lady Lewisham during an interview about what she thinks of young people.
The accompanying low-fi music and lyric video mirrors the nostalgic sentiment of the imagery conjured up during the recording process – but with a distinctly modern take. Tulliah enlisted friend and drag artist Miss Ovary Action who splashes about the shore, drenched in threads of the 50s and 60s. Shot with friend and videographer Charles Buxton Leslie immediately after the Victorian lockdown restrictions eased, the sense of freedom and frivolity evident is authentic and absolute. The clip premiered overnight via CLASH who describe Tulliah: “A songwriter with real melodic flair, her ability to twist a narrative – and in turn twist your heart – is far beyond her tender years.”
Tulliah began writing music in high school and honed her craft while struck down with an ankle injury which saw her bedridden but immersed in the magic of creating music. ‘Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely)’ follows Tulliah’s debut single ‘Company’ from 2019 – which saw the young artist as a finalist in triple j Unearthed High competition last year. Following her high school exams, Tulliah launched into a summer of non-stop touring supporting the likes of Amy Shark and GRAACE.
With her big heart on her sleeve and a gift her very own, Tulliah’s star is just beginning to rise.