Abbey gardner releases new single, “The Playground”. Up-and-coming star’s new track tackles issues of U.S gun violence. Abbey Gardner has also been selected by Lighthouse Records to appear on their upcoming compilation ‘Indie Legends’, which features a handpicked selection of some of the best unsigned artists in Australia.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 — Having just released her debut album ‘Shadows After 3’, Abbey Gardner’s latest single, ‘The Playground’, has been quickly pleasing listeners around Australia. A highly catchy, melodic folk pop number with an up-tempo beat, ‘The Playground’ has been named Pop song of the year at Songsalive, Australia’s national song writing competition. Australian rock icons, Thirsty Merc have commented, noting that Abbey has “star quality”.
With tragic gun violence in the United States of America once against in headlines worldwide, the call for reform has returned—and in Australia, Abbey Gardner is leading the calls with her latest song, The Playground, which explores and follows a typical narrative that creates such situations.
“After hearing so many stories about gun violence in America, I was inspired to write this song,” said Gardner today. “It follows the story of a socially isolated teenage boy and highlights the devastation that is caused by gun violence—and America’s need for gun reform.”
The Playground is a track from Gardner’s new EP, Shadows After 3, and showcases the young singer-songwriter’s vocal and musical talents, along with her inspiration by popular artists such as Ed Sheeran and the Arctic Monkeys.
Gardner is a rising star who already has an award for Songwriter of the Year from SongsAlive, a national songwriting competition in Australia.
Abbey has been chosen as an ambassador to represent “Jam 4 Awareness” – a project aimed at raising awareness of social issues to young people, using music as a medium to communicate. This project is supported by the NRL, NSW Police, as well as some high profile bands and artists, including Delta Goodrem, Diesel, Ian Moss, Missy Higgins, and Sick Puppies.
On top of this, Abbey Gardner recently performed the national anthem to tens of thousands of people at Newcastle stadium, for the NRL.
In addition, Abbey Gardner’s single ‘The Playground’ will be available on Lighthouse Records ‘Indie Legends’ album, out July 22. 5000 free digital copies will be available from the Lighthouse Records website.
At only 17 years of age, Abbey has proven to be a vibrant and talented singer/songwriter way beyond her years.
Abbey found her passion for music at an early age, studying both piano and guitar. Having listened to a wide range of genres and artists, Abbey’s own style of music is always evolving. She has been influenced by such artists as Nina Nesbitt, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran and The Neighbourhood.
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