Hey! I’ve got some exciting news to share with you!
Today marks the release of the lead single and title track of my mini-LP Home. This mini album, which is out on September 18, represents the start of the next chapter of music for me. A culmination of work that started in my hometown of Armidale, and continued in various spaces and places, sometimes from my transient bedroom (I moved a lot last year); from hotel rooms all over the place, to dressing rooms and balconies before and after shows; from stillness in the arms of those I love the most, and the chaos of the road. It's served as a vessel for me to develop my craft, to try some new approaches with songwriting and production and explore a collection of sacred moments through the mysterious parallel universe of sound waves.
‘Home' is a track I wrote and recorded in an inspired 24hrs, after tinkling around on an old family piano and coming across this chord progression that captivated me… all of the sounds (apart from the strings and horns) came out of my small studio in Sydney, the percussion layers comprise of bookshelves, scrunched paper, chair legs, pieces of metal and whatever was lying around in the room at the time. For me there’s this potent energy to the tune that I still can’t quite explain, but I'm glad was captured. I’ve included the lyrics for you below.
I had some help from some talented people that made this track what it is, so a special thank you to: Josh Schuberth for all the work pulling and playing the drums on the record, Eric J Dubowski for mixing the single, Tilman Robinson for his help arranging the string and horn parts; Karl Cash and Steffan Johnson for their sound advice and help with the mixes; Dan Russel, James Beck, and Callum G’froerer for their musical contribution and Jefferton James for his visual brilliance. Also, a heartfelt thank you to G. Hewlett, K. Ellis, J. Mumford, and C. Taylor for their sparks and to my family and friends along with the people at Eleven and Select Music for their support throughout this chapter.
To support the release I'll be hitting the road with my band for a handful of shows in a capital city near you. I'll be showcasing a bunch of new material, as well as a few twists on the existing tunes. Joining me on this run will be Jesse Davidson and Caitlin Park.
Thank you so much for the support so far, it's been an incredible 18 months. I hope you enjoy this next bunch of songs and continue to share this journey with me! Catch you at a show.