|But For All These Shrinking Hearts|
Josh Pyke — But For All These Shrinking Hearts (31 July 2015) • Singer–songwriter se stále zlepšuje ve vyváženosti pracovního života, to však neznamená, že zlenivěl. “Relationships” představují hlavní sílu v téměř každé písni, ale Pyke se zaměřuje především na jejich zánik, resp. úpadek. Pyke má šťastné manželství a dvě krásné děti, takže si pomyslíte, proč to řeší, že? “Je tu hodně o křížení linií, úrovní života a vztahů, to jsou ty výzvy na albu, ale při pohledu zpět jsem si uvědomil, že hodně z toho je o mém vztahu s tvořivostí,” říká.
• Konkrétně Pyke řeší napětí mezi jeho tvůrčím životem a harmonií domova. “Je těžké najít rovnováhu,” říká. “Je to těžké, když někdy uvíznete v promo cyklech a když jste na turné příliš často, ale můj vztah s tvořivostí je ten nejdelší vztah, co jsem kdy měl — v některých ohledech to je to, co mě definuje.” Výsledek? Stejně jako u všech dobrých písní, příběhy zůstanou s vámi a budete o nich přemýšlet.
• Australian singer and songwriter with a sharp lyrical and melodic pop sense.Birth name: Joshua Jon Pyke
Also known as: Josh Pyke
Born: 18 December 1977, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Album release: 31 July 2015
Record Label: Wonderlick/Sony
01 Book of Revelations 5:06
02 Songlines 3:45
03 Late Night Driving 3:30
04 There's a Line 3:36
05 Momentary Glow 3:55
06 Hollering Hearts 3:22
07 Still Some Big Deal 4:06
08 Be Your Boy 4:43
09 When Your Colours Go 4:42
10 Doing What You're Told 4:40
11 Someone to Rust With 2:45
12 Sound Of Us / Millennium Bug 4:37
13 Life Of Labour / Fake the Dawn 3:08
℗ 2015 Josh Pyke under exclusive license to the Wonderlick Recording Company/Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd.REVIEW
David Young, Fri 10th Jul, 2015; Score: 6/10 stars
• The time, seemingly, has come for Josh Pyke to cross–over from triple j to Double J as his fifth album arrives. It’s not a slight against him — or, indeed, any of the multiple artists who see their key audience shift with age. Rather, it is merely indicative of an artist knowing what works best for them and keeping within their immediate comfort zone.
• But For All These Shrinking Hearts is a simple, pleasant affair. It’s a comfort blanket, some warm reassurance and a bit of tea and sympathy. To label it boring is somewhat unfair — after all, whoever looked to Pyke for an adrenaline rush? Still, beyond a couple of hookier moments, it’s a pretty standard fare as we’ve come to expect — there’s schmaltzy–husband Pyke (‘Be Your Boy’, ‘Someone to Rust With’), wandering–soul Pyke (‘Late Night Driving’, ‘Hollering Hearts’) and faux–philosophical Pyke (‘When Your Colours Go’, ‘Momentary Glow’). If that works for you, you’re home and hosed. If you seek a little more depth, however, you’d do best to look elsewhere. •• http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/By Meg Crawford, Updated on 30 Jul 2015.
• The singer–songwriter is getting a better handle on work–life balance, but that doesn't mean he's ever going to be a slacker
• Josh Pyke’s fifth studio album, But For All These Shrinking Hearts, is a beautiful and triumphant indie release, with lyrics that are pretty damn sad.
• Relationships feature strongly in just about every tune, but Pyke’s focusing mostly on their demise. Pyke has a happy marriage and two lovely kids, so what drove that? “There’s a lot about crossing lines and relationship challenges on the album, but, looking back I realised that a lot of it is about my relationship with creativity,” he says.
• Specifically, Pyke is addressing the tension between his creative life and the harmony of home. “It’s hard to find a balance,” he says. “It’s hard sometimes when you get caught up in promo cycles and when you tour too much, but my relationship with creativity is the longest relationship I’ve ever had — in some ways, it’s what defines me.”
• Songs like ‘When Your Colours Go’ reflect that, but it’s not all a tug of war — Pyke’s feeling chipper about what happens next. “Part of making this album was all about falling back in love with the process [of music making],” he says. “The last album was called The Beginning and the End of Everything and it felt that way — it was like a door had closed on a chapter and I’m now moving into the next phase of my relationship with creativity.” © Josh Pyke, Films, Video Clip Make Happy
• Going back to the fact that Pyke has his own kids now, would he discourage them from going down the creative path given the difficulties it can pose? “I’m not going to discourage them from doing anything,” he says. “But I will definitely push the line that they need to have something to fall back on more than my parents did, bless them. They had that hippie generation attitude of ‘you can do anything and everything will be fine,’ but that’s not necessarily the world we live in anymore. Years ago, this guy said to me, ‘even if you have to pack boxes, you should pack them the best’ and I’ve always lived by that. I have a strong work ethic and I want them to have that too. I want them to work and try hard and when they think they’ve tried their hardest, I want them to try a bit more — that’s what I do.” •• http://www.au.timeout.com/
Interview, Posted by cheapshoes, August 7, 2015
Written by Elisa Parry
ARIA Nominations and Awards:
♦ Feeding The Wolves (2006): Nominated for Best Pop Release
♦ Memories & Dust (2007): Won Best Adult Contemporary Album, Won Producer of the Year (with Wayne Connolly). Nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Best Male Artist
♦ Chimneys Afire (2009): Won Best Adult Contemporary Album. Nominated for Best Male Artist
♦ No One Wants a Lover (2011): Nominated for Best Male Artist and Producer of the Year with Wayne Connolly
♦ Only Sparrows (2012) : Nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album
♦ The Beginning And The End Of Everything (2013): Nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album
♦ The Beginning And The End Of Everything (single) (2014): Nominated for Producer Of The Year with John Castle
♦ Memories & Dust (2007)
♦ Chimney's Afire (2008)
♦ Only Sparrows (2011)
♦ The Beginning And The End Of Everything (2013)
♦ But For All These Shrinking Hearts (2015)
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|But For All These Shrinking Hearts|