‘Oh Yeah’ for me is like a very heady, sensual, sexual track. I struggled with the lyrics for a long time for this one and they kind of came very late. I'd already played it live in Sydney. We did two nights at the Sydney Opera House, which was really fun. We put that song out there and I remember singing it. I didn’t even have the lyrics, I was sort of making them up on stage. Just like, ‘oh, I’m gonna do Liz Fraser, this is cool.’ I just rambled along, so that’s quite funny that it already came out halfway through being finished.
I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. For me it's like being in a giant tropical, beautifully smelling jungle. Looks like really representative of feeling like ripe, blooming and feminine.
Natasha's description of the song:
I wrote this one quite early too. I thought the syncopated hip-hop beat in it was really sexy and then I found a sample of the gospel, choral part. It took a long time to develop the lyrics. Eventually, I visualised a big Henri Rousseau painting, or those big jungle paintings with all the naked ladies in it. It's about blossoming into womanhood. It's quite a sexy song, trawling through this jungle-y flora and fauna, a hot and sweaty landscape where nectarine dripping. It's basically my biological clock ticking, loudly!
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