#toocoolforschool 😎🤓🤣... This is a #throwback to my band combo as it was for almost 3 years that helped really shape and bring to life so many songs, some of which made the cut for the upcoming album, including Force of Nature. Speaking of which, have you listened to it yet??? It's almost been out a whole week. Click through on the link in my bio! If you're into it, I'd really appreciate if you feel like sharing it around, saving it to your libraries, adding it to your playlists and following my Spotify page - thanks for that support, hope you're enjoying the track! 😘 . . Band photo by @nelehscatta 👌👌👌 . . I just realised I didn't mention the credits for this track til now either, big thank you to everyone involved, so here goes... . . Recorded by Cameron James Laing Mixed by @timgranbacka with Fritjof Brandt at @thefamousgoldwatch Studios, Berlin Mastered by @marcopellegrino_ancut at #analogcutmastering Berlin . . With my bandmates, featuring @bryangrayson on backing vocals: . Tim Granbacka - piano, organ Fritjof Brandt - pedal-steel guitar Hal Strewe @pii_napples - bass @stefanbregenzer - drums Frank Dasent @frankitrom - trombone ...and myself on - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica . . Ps. If anyone wants to buy it on Bandcamp, it comes with 3 exclusive live recordings of the song, 2 solo and 1 band. . . Thanks for all the feedback and spins of the track so far, keep them coming, cheers... . . Pps. I dunno how I let the Finnish Addition get away with not following my Blues Brothers rule of always wearing sunglasses in band photos 🤣🤣🤣...because we take so many of them of course 🤣🤣🤣... . . . #bandphoto #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #stairwell #becool #forceofnature #originalsong #newrelease #newalbum #band #lineup #brothers #berlin #berlinfolk #alternativecountry #americana #rootsrock #indie #australianmusic #sunglasses #sunnies #bluesbrothers #credits #spotify #sharingiscaring #linkinbio
Force of Nature has been out for 3 days! Have you given it a spin yet??? #linkinbio 🙏 . Here's the original notebook scribblings of lyrics when they first came, on a bus between Rome and Fiumicino Airport of all places. This song was an odd one for me. Most of my keepers involve the crux of the song (hook/melody, chords and some of a lyric) all coming at once. This one was lyrics first on the bus and everything else the morning after. With hindsight, I guess in the wake of deaths of great songwriters earlier that year, like Bowie and Prince, and after seeing Neil Young live that summer thanks to @oldmandolman getting me on guestlist, I was pondering on his legacy of music and weirdly romanticized this connection that you can have with an artist that inspires and drives you to keep going. The cliche song title, Force of Nature, subconsciously came from an interview I saw with Thom Yorke talking about the influence of Neil Young (Google it). I polished those lyrics up a bit from 3rd person and 1st person to 1st person and 2nd person, which I guess gives it more of this lovesong feel and added bridge lyrics when the music came, but most came from those 3 minutes of spontaneous prose, which included several Neil Young lyric/song references. Oddly enough, I remember having the tune of Leonard Cohen's Suzanne in my head at the time. About a month later, he would also pass away. I played at 3 tributes to him, one of which was run only a day after the news, by my old friend @vincentlongconvincer the biggest Cohen fan I know, who was devasted, as we all were - it was such a heartfelt and beautiful night. After that, this song became even more meaningful to me and I knew I was gonna keep playing it live and record it eventually. The unrelenting dissonant bar chord progression and melody came in a flash and along with the autobiographical lyric spat, I was excited it had a bit of a Sun Kil Moon feel to it. My band really made this track stronger though. I'll talk about that in another post. Breaking down what I write helps the music nerd in me keep excited about the process I guess 🤣. I hope this one feels like me and resonates with you at the end of the day ❤...
Hey guys, I'm a bit late with this post. Force of Nature, the 3rd single from my upcoming new album, is OUT NOW on all platforms!!! Click the link in my bio to STREAM, SAVE and SHARE away!!! Or even add it to your playlists! Cheers, I hope you dig it! * * * Thanks to everyone who came down to the solo show last night on release eve at @kallaschundmoabiterbarprojekt - it was sweet to play to a full cosy room. This is a still from a live session video shot and recorded by @gotobednickscholey at 5am last night approximately, post-show, on my detour home, because that's how we roll 🤣... I dare say I'd need to be comically wasted to let that comically wasted performance see the light of day 🤣... I love the lighting of the shot though! 👌 * * * Back to the song at hand, so I decided to put it out on Valentine's Day, as I usually introduce this song as my little love letter to Neil Young 😂 - one of my biggest musical heroes whom I draw endless inspiration from. I'll post the full story behind Force of Nature later this weekend - til then, I would really appreciate it if you spin it to your heart's content, share it to give it a warm welcome to the world and help it reach as many listeners as possible this weekend and beyond. Sending much love to you all belatedly this Valentine's Day, as I would any other day of the year. Click the link in my bio for the song and have a great weekend!!! ❤❤❤ * * * * * * #releaseday #single #newsingle #forceofnature #originalmusic #newmusicfriday #newmusic #newmusicalert #spotify #spotifyplaylist #videostill #solo #acousticsession #livesession #dark #darklight #fairylights #hat #acousticguitar #harmonica #aftermidnight #wegonnaletitallhangout @spotify @spotifyde @spotifyaunz
Force of Nature drops in just 8 hours (midnight Berlin time). It would really help the song reach more listeners if you could take a quick moment to pre-save it now on Spotify by clicking the link in my bio, cheers 🙏🥰👊... . . Also, I am playing an intimate solo show at @kallaschundmoabiterbarprojekt TONIGHT to celebrate the release. It's a great room to play - if you make it early, you might catch a new song or two as well. Come down at 8pm, Showtime is 8:30pm sharp. Would love to see you there! 😘😘 . . Cover photo by @paultobinphotography 👌👌👌 . . . . #forceofnature #newsingle #number3 #third #clip #promo #teaser #presave #analogphotography #blackandwhitephotography #blackabdwhite #nightphotography #blur #blurry #hat #harmonica #troubadour #indie #newrelease #spotify #australianmusic #australianmusician #singersongwriter #independentartist #berlinfolk #berlin @spotify @famousgoldwatch #records #thefamousgoldwatch
This is a clip from the 1st of 3 solo live session videos I was invited to do with the @castlesessions last week out front of Zitadelle Spandau. Go to the Castle Sessions YouTube channel to watch the full video at the link in their bio. And of course, if you're into it, please give the video a LIKE, SHARE it around and SUBSCRIBE to their Youtube Channel, enjoy! 😘😘😘... . . Ps. You can also stream the album version of One More Time (Just For Fun) on my Spotify page and watch its music video on my YouTube page. . . And don't forget, the next single, Force of Nature comes out in just 48hrs!!! This Friday 14.2 - click pre-save link in my bio to gst it in your #spotify libraries and give it a better shot at being heard by more listeners - thank you! 🙏👊😘 . . I'll also play an intimate solo show tomorrow to celebrate the release at Kallasch& - Moabiter Bar Projekt. Check the event on my Facebook! Showtime 8:30-10pm. Hope to see you there, Berliners!
Force of Nature is out in less than 3 days!!! This Friday 14th Feb with @thefamousgoldwatch Records. Click the link in the good old bio to pre-save the song! . . By clicking on that link, you will get it first thing on Friday, but more importantly, you will help the song reach more listeners upon its release, for which I would be really grateful - thank you! . . Also, come down to @kallaschundmoabiterbarprojekt this Thursday 13th. I'll play a solo show to launch the single on the eve of its release. It's gonna be an intimate one, hoping to debut a couple of new songs too. Showtime is 8:30-10pm, would love to seeya there.. . . . Single cover photo by @paultobinphotography . . . . . #forceofnature #newsingle #singlerelease #newalbum #berlin #thefamousgoldwatchrecords #independentmusician #indie #clip #promo #snippet #presave #spotify #valentinesday #release #launch #countdown #3days @spotify
The 3rd single Force of Nature from my upcoming album is out with @thefamousgoldwatch Records in 2 weeks today, 14.2.20. Click the link in my bio to get it in your Spotify library when it releases and help me get the track out to more listeners. Big love and thanks!!! . . . . This is a #flashback from the vault, when I had an awesome photo sesh with my friend @nelehscatta on my rooftop. Go follow her page! . . Ps. Thanks so much for all the birthday love last week! We had a blast playing those first band gigs of the decade. Looking forward to more soon! Have a great weekend x... . . Pps. I'll be down at @barbobu again tonight to celebrate @dan.eckardt 's bday, along with Flavio's and @wolf.peter.arand 's too and will join the Bobu houseband for a song or 2 too - Aquariuses unite!!! 👊👊👊
The 3rd song to be released out into the world from my forthcoming new album, Wasted Wonder, will be Force of Nature. Out on Feb 14. This recording is on another level if you might have heard the song live before. Click the pre-save link in my bio and help me get it to more listeners than the last two singles, would really appreciate it! 🙏🙏🙏😘😘😘 . . I jokingly refer to this as my little love letter to Neil Young when I play it live, so thought it would be fitting to release on Valentine's Day 🤣🤣🤣... I slapped this single cover together with yet another awesome analog photo by @the_cracked_looking_glass And my handwritten new logo by @smithbmoney . . Thanks so much for your birthday messages too. Gonna milk it for what it's worth 🤣 and mention that if you're into my musical output and wanted to give me anything today, giving your support would take less than a minute of your time, a couple of clicks of buttons and it won't cost you a cent. Along with pre-saving the new single in the link in my bio (which would help to show Spotify curators that I'm releasing music that's worth listening to), if you haven't already, you can follow my Spotify page, subscribe to my YouTube channel and like my Facebook page. Big thanks in advance and love you all! . . Ps. We can't wait to play our first full band gig of the decade on our home ground @barbobu this Saturday 25 January. Doors 7pm, I'm on solo around 8ish and the band at 9 sharp! That will be my birthday bash too. Would love to see you there! 😘😘😘