"Private" is a song by Australian singer songwriter
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, released on 17 February 2017 as the lead single from her second studio album, ''
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'' (2017). "Private" was certified gold in Australia in 2020. Vera Blue told
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the song was written in April 2016 and is about "that fantasy of wanting someone you can't have… I find that's something everyone can relate to. There's that frustration from not being able to have something whether you fall for a friend or a celebrity..."


In a review of ''Perennial'', Jessica Dale from The Music AU said "It’s short and sharp at two and half minutes. It’s a view into Pavey’s own fantasy world, playing on the concept of what she wants in her dreams verses what she knows is right in her reality."

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Release history


{{Vera Blue 2016 songs 2017 singles Vera Blue songs Universal Music Australia singles Songs written by Vera Blue