‘Maryanne the optimist, she pours me tea
She knows to make it better
There’s something magical when she speaks to me
Even if it’s just about the weather’
ARIA Chart-topping artist Lyn Bowtell continues to bring the joy with her latest single, Maryanne The Optimist
Maryanne isn’t a real person, but she definitely exists. She’s that special woman you turn to in tough times and moments of crisis, when a wise word and warm hug are what’s required.
Lifted from Lyn’s new album, Wiser, Maryanne The Optimist is about that person who is a mentor, a friend, a sister, a mother, and she happens to run a cafe serving her customers wisdom and kindness with every hot beverage.
“Writing this song with Kevin Bennett was a joy,” Lyn said.
“It’s always exciting, taking an idea and bringing it to life with a co-writer like KB. I’d had the idea for many years but I was waiting for the right time to finish it, and COVID lockdown in 2020 proved to be just that time.”
It was as though Lyn manifested Maryanne into being when searching for the star of the film clip to accompany the single.
“The music video was filmed at my local cafe, The Holy Cuppa, Greta by Duncan Toombs from The Filmery,” the nine-time Golden Guitar winner said.
“It features Gabi Blisset who played fiddle on the track and ‘Nanny Neve’ (as she’s affectionately known) as the barista.
“Lynneve is our little village’s very own ‘Maryanne The Optimist’; she’s one of those warm women, a ‘mother hen’ – and I recommend stopping for a kind word, a cup of tea or an almond latte anytime you’re passing through the Hunter Valley.”
Maryanne The Optimist – Available now on all digital music platforms