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New Music November 16, 2020

Cass Hopetoun shares New Orleans-inspired single ‘Fortune Teller’

Cass Hopetoun shares New Orleans-inspired single ‘Fortune Teller’
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Country artist Cass Hopetoun has returned with her new single, ‘Fortune Teller’, which arrives with an accompanying music video directed by Bruce Dawson.

‘Fortune Teller’ is Hopetoun’s third single for the year, following on from previous tracks ‘Shots’ and ‘Typical Bride’, the latter of which landed in the top spot on TMN‘s Country Hot 50 following its release.

The visual for ‘Fortune Teller’ is far simpler than her previous offerings, but is just as effective, depicting Hopetoun in one of Opera Australia’s rehearsal studios along with a troupe of backup dancers.

“I wanted to do something different with this video and add choreography into the mix. It was important that the choreography captured the essence of the song – that moody, jazzy almost theatre-esque vibe,” Hopetoun said.

The meaning behind ‘Fortune Teller’ was inspired by the singer’s 2019 trip to New Orleans.

“I went to a fortune teller and just knew I had to write about one,” she said.

“I wanted to capture the New Orleans vibe – all those jazzy and mysterious flavours that the streets of the French Quarter have to offer. The song evolved into being about people who they think they know what’s best for you. This is me telling them to mind their own business.”

Hopetoun will be celebrating the release of her new single next week as the support act for fellow country artist Shane Nicholson at Gosford’s Laycock Theatre. She’ll also be opening for The Wolfe Brothers in Sydney next year.

Hopetoun was highlighted by TMN earlier this year as one to keep an eye on, having just won the 2020 Tamworth Songwriters Association Talent Quest. The artist signed to Compass Bros/Universal Music Australia back in May.

All three of Hopetoun’s tracks are a taste of what to come from her debut album, which is currently being recorded with recent Golden Guitar winner Matt Fell.


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