Eyre Peninsula musicians Shakira Lea Fauser and Liberty Tuohy have launched their debut singles.
The singers were both announced as Whyalla Recording Scholarship winners in September last year, entitling them to a year of free management from Stormfront Productions and a professional recording studio package worth $10,000.
A former Port Lincoln High School student, Shakira has been honing her craft as a singer and songwriter for nearly 10 years and now her powerful ballad 'I Miss You' takes her to the world.
Her song reached number 18 on the Australian Country Music iTunes chart on the day of release.
Shakira Lea has been learning how to record, track, edit and mix in the studio.
“I’ve loved this whole process so much," Shakira Lea said.
“I’m nervous but excited to launch to the world as an original recording artist."
Port Neill girl, Liberty Tuohy's song, 'Time Stays The Same', showcases her blend of folk, acoustic and indie-pop sounds.
She said the past few months had been "full on" with the recording process, and she was excited to be able to release her song to the world.
"My style is a unique blend of acoustic folk and indie-pop, and I hope anyone who listens to 'Time Stays the Same' will relate to the song and its story in some way," Liberty said.
She said the single was one of the most personal songs she had ever written, and it was "a little bit scary" to show it to the world.
"I've never really been that confident in opening up and telling my story," she said.
"I'm a little bit nervous but really excited."