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Sloan Peterson certainly has our attention with her latest single, ‘Parasite’

Sloan Peterson Parasite

Sloan Peterson isn't a face or a voice you forget easily. A romantic, a dreamer, a poet and a woman of immense ambition and resilience she undoubtedly is. Her sound, a seamless blend of 60s French rock and the fresh electronic pop sounds that line our radios today; it's fair to say, the Sydney-based artist knows herself well. And her confidence is unwavering. If that was ever of any doubt, her latest single Parasite has reminded us why Sloan Peterson has always been on our list of Australian musicians to watch – and watch we are certainly doing.

Fresh off the back of her East Coast Australian tour, Peterson has released Parasite as a tongue-and-cheek ode to toxic relationships gone by; sharing that the single represents the memory of “someone that keeps coming back into your life no matter how much you try and push them away.”


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For the highly-anticipated single, Peterson collaborated with RUSSH favourites and Triple J Australian Album of the Year winners Lime Cordiale. The beloved Northern Beaches-based brother duo co-wrote and co-produced Parasite, alongside co-producer Dave Hammer. The track has clear stylistic tributes to the likes of Lily Allen and Gwen Stefani. And honestly, we are absolutely here for the early 2000s chaos.

Speaking further about her latest single, Peterson shared; “There are people who can be taken advantage of in life, maybe they are people pleasers or have self-doubt. But then there are the opposite people who don’t have a grasp on how their behaviour could be affecting others. That’s kinda what parasite is about, being taken advantage of and being sick of it.”

The cool, nonchalant demeanour of a woman who presents entirely unfazed but always has your attention, Peterson exudes this enviable energy everywhere she goes. The video for Parasite is no exception. Get your first look at the video below and stream and download the track for your weeknight drive home.

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Produced by Stephanie Jane Day and James Robert Woods

Writer/Director Stephanie Jane Day

Cinematographer Dimitri Zaunders

Production Designer Laura Anna Lucas

Costume Designer Lisa T

Hair and Make Up Designer Amelia Fell

1st AC Alyssa Montgomery

Sound Recordist Cameron Davies

Lighting Assistants Gourav Gandhi and Steffanie Watson

Art Department Alecia John

Art Department Assistant Cathy Pagett

Production Assistant Cameron Davies

Playback Operator Nino Small

On Set Nurse Steph Putker

Stunt Double Isabella Backe

BTS Stills Tim Baker

VFX Cameron Davies

Colourist Fergus Rotherham

Thank you Jan and Anthea Hodge, The Residents at Mayfair, Fergus Wilson, Simon Walsh, Simon Croker, Nathan Paterson, Bosley McGee, Romance Was Born, Teddy Rotherham, Lucy Godoroja, Lemac Film and Digital


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