Mesmerising pop vocalist Carla Wehbe has today announced her debut single Electric Field, a powerhouse of a track that inspires wanderlust in every listen, out Friday August 12. To accompany the track Wehbe has also released a stunning clip that encompasses the compelling nature of the song. Electric Field is the first taste of Wehbe’s upcoming EP of the same name, to be released on Friday August 26.
The single Electric Field incorporates the most current EDM and pop music influences, reminiscent of Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa, yet still in a style entirely unique to Wehbe. Crisp percussion, slick production values and electric guitar riffs wrap around Wehbe’s honeyed vocals. Of the song, Wehbe enthuses, “Although the lyrics seemingly describe a relationship between two people, that’s not actually what I want people to be limited to thinking of. I want people to be a little more open-minded with the meaning and to create their own.”
Directed by Charbel Azar of Coloursock (Telstra, National Geographic) alongside director & videographer Hieu Nguyen, the film clip for Electric Field is vibrant, a flawless reflection of the meaning behind the music. Wehbe finds herself completely alone in a number of different, beautiful landscapes, wearing majestic, elaborate costumes and stunning headpieces. The video climaxes as Wehbe gallops astride her horse across the exquisite wilderness. Working alongside stylist Maria Gittany, Wehbe is thrilled to unleash the collaborative effort into the world, saying “The concept is that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, there’s always that magnetic pull to something or someone of importance – whether it’s your partner or a place or anything that means something to you.”
Working closely with industry A-list producers Vince Harder (Stan Walker, Samantha Jade) and Philippe-Marc Anquetil (One Direction, Little Mix), Wehbe’s debut EP sets a high standard for Australian pop music. Undeniably relevant, youthful and eclectic, the EP demonstrates the versatility of this young artist, as she takes dancefloor-fillers and earnest balladry all in her stride. Of the EP, Wehbe says, “The main theme is the different emotions you go through during different experiences in life, and what connects us as humans. We’re such complex beings and I wanted to explore that as well as creating music that the listener can have fun with, be a little crazy to, and still sing along to without it being too deep.”
Surprisingly, the talented performer was not always so musically inclined. A classic sporty kid, Wehbe says it took some convincing from her parents before she took the plunge into music, “I grew up as a real sporty girl and never had any real interest in music. When my younger brother started singing, my parents asked if I wanted to give it a go – and my response was no way, singing is lame! Eventually I did give it a go so they didn’t have to ask me anymore… and the rest is history. I taught myself guitar, piano and my brother taught me little bit of drums over the years. Aside from music I love riding horses – over the last year I’ve been training my 5 year old horse Kingston, who is actually the horse I ride in my video clip!”