Struggle Is Real WKND SPIN: GORDON HOLLAND – “Melbourne Bitter” (single)
Gordon Holland – “Melbourne Bitter” is available @ SoundCloud.
by Walter Price
Setting out on your own, chasing a dream is often daunting, disconcerting and more often than not, can bring you to your knees. Australian singer-songwriter Gordon Holland (The Naysayers) has a scintillating new single, “Melbourne Bitter”, which is a personal and bittersweet ode to the plight of a struggling musician. Holland, pulling textures from various genres to build a layered, yet stripped-down sound. Thoughts of Jangle, Southern Cali psych-pop, and 80s era Austin alt-country. Easier to understand, imagine if Robert Earl Keen were to become the co-vocalist of The Blank Tapes. Only if…
In a short backstory for the track (via SoundCloud), “Melbourne Bitter…Recorded in L.A. with Luke Tierney (Silver Jet, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants) mastered by Tom Beard (Deluxe Mastering) and with lead played on a guitar owned by Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) ‘Melbourne Bitter’ is a country-tinged song about self-confidence, disappointment and living away from family.”
And for Naysayers fans, Holland assured me, “We’re going well and have been hunkering down writing some new material after a bit of a break so that’ll be out down the track.”
Check out the fresh new track below, add it to your weekend spin playlist, and keep up the good fight.
Artist photo via Facebook.
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