Blusher Are Hard to Catch With ‘Accelerator’: Stream It Now

Blusher puts the pedal to the metal with “Accelerator,” the Australian pop-trio’s latest single.

Produced by Donny Bravo (Disclosure), the club-ready electro-pop track is the product of an inspired and highly-caffeinated morning, the singers still buzzing from a late, late night watching a Tove Lo and Associanu DJ set.

Bravo captures the “chaotic vibes” and energy that spilled out during the sessions, recounts the Melbourne trio. “’Accelerator’ feels like a late night highway chase – when you embrace the chaos of not knowing where you’re going and jump head first into a feeling,” the Aussie artists tell Billboard via email. “We have never been more excited about a song.”

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Blusher (Miranda Ward, Lauren Coutts and Jade Ingvarson-Favretto) formed in 2021, and got tongues wagging the following year with the independently-released “Softly Spoken,” which enjoyed support from national youth network triple j and its Unearthed sister station (triple j premiered “Accelerator” this week).

They produce and write together, share vocals on many of their songs and swap instruments during their choreographed live performances, which have included showcases at the Bigsound conference in Brisbane and the inaugural SXSW Sydney. In 2023, Atlantic Records signed the pop group to its roster.

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Currently, Blusher is on the road with Dadi Freyr playing their first U.S. shows. “It’s been the perfect opportunity to test out ‘Accelerator’ on a live audience, and we have been blown away by the crowds’ reaction,” Blusher tells Billboard. “When we pull out sci-fi sunglasses and synchronized dance moves they are always down to match our chaotic energy on stage.”

They’re getting around in a small band van, which has the cute nickname Vangelina Jolie. “Now we have met so many lovely new fans at the shows who really feel like they will be fans for life. It means the world to us that America has embraced us with open arms on our first tour here,” Blusher gush. “It’s just the beginning and we can’t wait to play a lot more U.S. shows in the future.”

Blusher was nominated for best new artist at the 2024 Rolling Stone Australia Awards, presented this week at Sydney’s The Ivy.

Stream “Accelerator” below.

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