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Exhibitionist 'Let Go Of Love' Launch with Aphir & Sandy Hsu (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $12+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8.00 PM

Let Go of Love, the debut EP from multi-instrumentalist Exhibitionist (aka Kirsty Tickle), is nothing short of an exceptional, elegant pop record. Written during and after the breakdown of a long-term relationship, the EP explores heartache and unease through honest lyricism, intricate instrumentation and Tickle’s delicate, honeyed vocals. But the EP certainly isn’t your standard break-up record, with Tickle also thoughtfully diving into the murky, confusing landscape of navigating selfhood during a moment of change. The EP’s latest single, “Sway” is a brooding, silky dance number. Co-written with Lucianblomkamp, the song explores the tension between wanting to be vulnerable with someone while also guarding yourself against heartbreak. “Sway is about feeling tangled up in someone, and wanting to fold into them completely, while futilely trying to guard your heart in the process” she says, “I wrote it in Melbourne over two days about a man I adore who has this beautiful, bright personality that sometimes makes my own flaws feel very exposed. It's a personal reminder to be open to love, and to stop pushing against it even when things feel a bit unsteady".