A lot has happened in the nine years since Magic Dirt frontwoman Adalita dropped her second solo album, All Day Venus, in September of 2013 – not the least of which being her iconic alt-rock outfit’s 2018 reunion. Adalita kept working through it all, though, chipping away on her most ambitious record yet: Inland. It brought the Geelong-native iconoclast a punishing amount of stress, but it also proved to be her most gratifying project, described as “a celebration of an inward journey”.
Adalita released her self-titled debut album in 2011 and followed up with All Day Venus in 2013. Since then, she has spent a lot of her time touring and performing with a reunited version of Magic Dirt.
However, throughout it all, the songs that would make up Inland were bubbling away in the background. “I knew when I was writing the songs that they were BIG songs,” the artist said. “But it didn’t become apparent until I was well into the recording that it was going to be a mammoth task and there were moments when I thought about giving up. I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved. I also feel an immense sense of relief that it’s finally finished.”