Lime Cordiale have released a new single to cap a mammoth year of touring, featuring the one and only Colin Hay.
‘Colin’ takes its name from the Men At Work icon, who Louis Leimbach says was an “inspiration to him and his brother since their teenage years.
“During lockdown, Colin would go live on Instagram with his guitar,” Oli explains. “One day I picked uo my guitar and played along with him and that afternoon wrote the start of this tune. It’s not about Colin but he started the creation of this song, so we asked him to finish it by singing the final chorus.”
And indeed Colin belts out the final chorus as only he can, even popping up beside the Leimbach brothers in the accompanying music video. Filled with tender melodies and a wistful air, ‘Colin’ is the ideal track to listen to at the culmination of a hectic year.
‘Colin’ is the follow-up to the much more exuberant single ‘Country Club’, which came with a music video filmed around various British hotspots.
The track is set to feature on Lime Cordiale’s forthcoming third studio album. Their last studio album, 14 Steps to a Better You, was well-received in 2020, topping the ARIA Albums Chart, and earning the band the award for Album of the Year at that year’s J Awards.
After over 80 shows around the world, Lime Cordiale are now back in Australia, with several festival dates lineup up to end 2022.
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The duo are also up for Best Video (‘Apple Crumble’) at this week’s ARIA Awards, but they’ll face strong competition from Julia Jacklin, Barkaa, and Baker Boy. Best Video is one of the categories voted for by the public.
Lime Cordiale’s ‘Colin’ is out now.
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