SUZ DORAHY performs the song "MARGHARITA" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY ALEYCE SIMMONDS
The pursuit of music almost didn’t happen for Suz Dorahy. As a child on the Central Coast,her days were filled with the beach, water surfing and skateboarding. The ocean has been a constant throughout her life, and the ebb and flow of its tide reflects how songwriting came and went during her formative years.
Life so often takes a dark turn and nine years ago Dorahy was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and then depression and chronic fatigue. It was a debilitating time and the songwriter locked herself away and used music as a form of escape.
“I spent seven years being a recluse and just tapping into my music because it took me to another place away from the darkness of depression and PTSD,” Dorahy explains. “Music was my saviour.”
Dorahy has found peace in songwriting, and its cathartic nature brings balance to the dark. To document this new era of creative growth, the songwriter has released a gentle and intimate EP called Stolen. The sparse arrangements focus on Dorahy’s guitar, vocals and succinct poetry, with fine touches of both guitar and backing vocals from producer Trent Crawford. Stolen was recorded and mixed by Shane Nicholson at The Sound Hole.
One of the highlights of Stolen is the first single, ‘The One’, which captures the companionship and innocence of youth. “’The One" is the story of me since I was probably too young to really remember anything,” Dorahy explains. “But the one thing I will always remember is, my next door neighbour was a little bit older than me and we were just the ultimate best friends from such a young age. We did everything together and we were inseparable. She protected me and always made sure we were together.”
CREDITS / SPONSORS
TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
TAMWORTH REGIONAL COUNCIL
TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC STAKEHOLDERS
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