Newcastle singer-songwriter Piper Butcher has released her third single Long Road.
The four-and-a-half minute track will be heard on radio stations across the country from this week.
It’s another single released from her album September, which reached number one on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and number two on iTunes All Genres Albums chart.
The young Novocastrian has since been described as by Australian music legend Diesel, as a “standout in the next generation of Americana/Roots music” and “an artist with a distinct sound defying what would normally take years” .
In her latest track, co-written with fellow roots act Cassie Marie, Piper covers the long road back from heartbreak.
“The lyrics provoke sorrow and frustration but proves that leaving unhealthy people behind is a difficult but prosperous journey,” she says.
Her own experience with heartbreak is typical of most people her age.
“My first proper heartbreak happened with my first real boyfriend. We were together for over two years, and it gave me a lot of experiences to learn from.
“I haven’t been open with this too much yet, but there is definitely more songs that I’d like to release to express my feelings,” she told Newcastle Weekly.
“The long road back for me throughout that breakup was finding a balance of happiness, and learning that I am good enough to be where I am and how I need to keep working hard and reaching for the stars.
“To this day I still sometimes have mental battles with these lessons but I know that I have grown from that heartbreak, and will continue to learn everyday.”
Piper has recently been playing shows with artists including Diesel, Felicity Urquhart, Josh Cunningham and Corey Legge.
She was also recently announced to open for You Am I as part of the 2022 Dashville Skyline Cosmic Country Weekender line up in February.
“The next steps for me…[well] I’m preparing to get back in the studio in a few months’ time. I’m planning gigs for future months and rescheduling Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“I’d love to set a tour up….[there’s] more to come on that when Omicron stops raising its head everywhere.”
Piper Butcher will be performing at the Stag and Hunter with Dan Challis on 14 January.
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