Bella Deer’s musical journey continues to ascend, with her upcoming release earning a coveted spot as a top 40 finalist in the prestigious APRA AMCOS Vanda and Young Global Songwriting Competition, cementing her status among Australia’s most accomplished songwriters. Since her captivating debut single ‘Bloom’ in 2022, Bella Deer has enraptured audiences across regional Victoria, weaving her heartfelt narratives into each performance with unwavering confidence. Her latest offering, ‘Care Too Much,’ co-authored with Joel Quartermain (known for his work with Eskimo Joe, G Flip, and Meg Mac), delves into the complex choice between two deeply cherished aspects of life. Bella Deer eloquently encapsulates the essence of the song, explaining, “It’s about having to make a choice between two things you care very strongly about. Knowing deep down that neither of them can co-exist anymore, and ultimately needing to make a sacrifice for the greater good.” Bella Deer’s voice possesses an entrancing quality that mirrors the magnetic presence she exudes on stage. This latest single solidifies her position as an artist of remarkable depth, showcasing her prowess not only as a vocalist but as a skilled musician and songwriter.
The recognition of ‘Care Too Much’ as a finalist in the esteemed 2021 APRA AMCOS Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is a testament to Bella Deer’s artistic growth and her ability to craft compositions that resonate deeply. Her talent has not gone unnoticed, earning her the title of “one to watch” by the Geelong Advertiser for 2023. With ‘Care Too Much,’ Bella Deer unearths emotional landscapes, drawing from personal experiences and surroundings. The song navigates the intricate path of loss, ultimately finding solace in acceptance and forward motion.
Renowned songwriter, musician, and producer Joel Quartermain (of Eskimo Joe, MEG MAC, and G-FLIP) lent his expertise to the production and mixing, while final mastering was entrusted to Lachlan Carrick (known for Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis”). The result is a luminous blend of indie and pop influences, sure to resonate with fans of artists like Florence and the Machine and Mia Wray. Accompanied by a visually stunning music video filmed on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, ‘Care Too Much’ finds its perfect complement. Bella Deer’s co-production with Geelong Filmmaker David Fromholtz beautifully captures the vulnerability and introspection present in her music, while emphasizing themes of strength and resilience. As a seasoned performer, Bella Deer has shared stages with notable acts like Howlite, Husky Gawenda, Thando, and Thirsty Merc. Her latest musical offering ushers in a new era of artistry, showcasing both remarkable growth in songwriting and an impressive display of strength in her performances. Bella Deer’s star is undoubtedly on the rise.