unnamed (3)Aleyce Simmonds started the year by winning the Golden Guitar for Female Artist of the Year, a deserved recognition of her work over the past few years – Simmonds is an accomplished singer-songwriter and also a stalwart of Australian country music, playing alongside other artists and joining them on tour, showing up to support them and encouraging of new talent.

‘Last Word on My Lips’ is the fourth single from Simmonds’s latest album, More Than Meets the Eye, and it was written by Simmonds and veteran songwriter Allan Caswell as a gift to Simmonds’s sister Karlee on her wedding day. It was performed at the ceremony – and it’s not hard to imagine that it will find a place in other wedding ceremonies too. It is a love song, of course, but it avoids the schmaltz (and lyrical predictability) that can often feature in such songs, focusing on the emotion of the wedding day.

Watch a live performance of ‘Last Word on My Lips’ below: