Today we’re very pleased to bring you the premiere of ‘Peninsula‘, the new single by Tom West (Chicago via SA) & Lucinda R. (QLD).
The pair have combined to pen a collaborative album of contemporary indie folk with a cinematic twist. Inspired by a road trip to SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula the duo rapidly wrote ten songs around two kitchen tables in Adelaide and, later, in Brisbane: two guitars, two voices. Their pair have composed a series of songs and stories inspired by the surf worn southern coasts to the lights across Brisbane’s Story Bridge and the red dirt roads in between.
’Peninsula’ has a beguiling and baroque folk feel, hushed yet gently exclamatory in the way it treads lightly but briskly. Bands like Grizzly Bear and Iron & Wine come to mind in the ornate musical filigrees of guitar strings and the really wonderful blend of Tom and Lucinda’s contrasting yet wholly compatible voices. At 1:20 it blossoms into a beautiful coterie of sounds akin to the first rays of a new morning.
They describe the song as a “folk piece that dreams of warm summer nights among moonlit surf worn seascapes and twisting valleys.”
‘Peninsula’ is out this Friday (Nov 18th). You can catch Tom and Lucinda performing at Thirroul Music Fest in NSW this Sunday (Nov 20th) with many more tour dates listed below.