Imogen Clark unleashes deeply personal track ahead of new EP release

Imogen Clark.
Imogen Clark.

Hot on the heels of her sensational single Forget About London, Bowen Mountain singer-songwriter Imogen Clark has served up new track Never This Time.

The song is a precursor to her forthcoming EP, titled Bastards.

Penned with Taylor Goldsmith from American group Dawes and Rilo Kiley' Jason Boesel, who also plays drums on the track, Never This Time is the second single to be lifted from the EP, which will be released on Friday, May 21.

It's a stunning four minutes of honest guitar-driven indie-rock, showcasing Imogen's raw vocal as she tackles deeply personal subject matter.

"Two things run in my family - anxiety and alcoholism," Imogen said. "I've struggled with the former as long as I can remember, and I've seen the latter ruin so many people in my life.

"The heartbreaking thing about alcoholism is how it twists people you love, turns them into strangers. This song is about something I've learned the hard way - you can give people chance after chance, let them make promises to you and break them, but in the end, if they don't want to change, there's nothing you can do, and have to cut the cord before they drag you down with them.

"I had to tap into something so raw to write this song, and I think you can hear that in the finished track."

Imogen will embark on a national headlining tour in Support of Bastards in August, kicking off in Newcastle on August 10 before heading to rooms across the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Bundalaguah and Melbourne.

This will follow a residency at Sydney's Low 302 throughout May and a solo spot at the Baroque Room at Katoomba on Friday, March 26.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Visit imogenclark.com.au to secure your seats.