With an album set for release in the near future, Jack Colwell is bringing his unique brand of art pop to two intimate shows in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Jack Colwell has been breaking down barriers and pushing the limits of what music should and can sound like for quite some time now, and we’ve been eagerly waiting for his next project since his killer EP Only When Flooded Could I Let Go came out three years ago in 2016.
Now he’s back with the stellar track ‘In My Dreams’, a delicate and broken ode to relationships fleeting passed their prime, only to be perfect upon one’s sweetly splendid slumbers.
Watch the video for ‘In My Dreams’ below
“This song is a fever dream about a troubled couple in which I play both the victim and the murderer, singing a wordless tune on a midnight train to the end of the world.” says Jack.
The track takes influences from the likes of Kate Bush, Tori Amos and The Smashing Pumpkin’s ’98 album Adore, and was produced by Australian master-musician and mega-star Sarah Blasko.
As you can see, the behind the scenes of this song are simply star-studded, and it all translates beautifully into one delicately constructed package. ‘In My Dreams’ is woozy with pristine piano that jaunts along with panache, as Colwell’s voice flings from crooning depths to whimsical highs. It’s an incredible achievement for the Sydney-based artist, who has learnt how to hone his voice like a blissful instrument, and has no qualms about flaunting it over instrumentation you’d hear in a modern-day presentation of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
And the best part is, you can catch Colwell live, presenting his brand new album at two intimate shows, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne.
Bringing delicately crafted queer art to the forefront is no easy task, especially in the world of music, but Colwell has managed to do so with a certain kind of tenderness you’d expect from someone who has been at the game for at least an entire decade.
Be sure to catch him live while you can, and look out for our full featured interview coming in our spectacular last edition of The Brag Magazine for 2019.
Wednesday 9th October
The Factory Floor
w. Gussy (acoustic) + Elizabeth Fader
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Friday 11th October
The Gasometer (upstairs)
w. Ella Hooper + Elizabeth Fader
Buy tickets here