Albatross (2018)

I wrote this song at a sliding doors moment during a tumultuous return to my childhood home in Australia. The single opens with limpid, crystalline piano chords, before the surprise entry of a driving drum figure introduces the idea that another world is continually below the surface. The song propels the listener along as textures of prepared piano, bass and drums build and break like waves on the shore. The voice drifts over the pulsing band, drawing on the the poetic im- age of being alone far out at sea, to urge a message of holding fast during these uncertain times.