by Thomas Bedward April 10, 2022
Sydney and Byron Bay collective Caravãna Sun release their third studio album ‘Burning Palms’, an electrifying ten-track album, written and recorded all within the past two years. Including an eloquent ode to companionship, ‘Charlie’, the intensely personal song ‘Stella’, the dreamy rock odyssey 'Afterlife’ and their uplifting new single ‘Leave It Behind’, it's a truly brilliant record that demands to be heard.
Although their new album was written whilst on tour in Munich and Lisbon, ‘Burning Palms’ is an album that sees Caravãna Sun return to their roots and find appreciation in nature as it was recorded in a secluded space deep in the heart of the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia. Sonically the album lives and breathes in a way that means they could play the songs live, and is a celebration of the band’s longevity writing and performing together for over a decade.
Speaking of the new album, Caravãna Sun said, “Collaboration was a key aspect as Chris Smithson ended up tracking a lot of the bass guitar parts and Ant Beard would swap over to keys. With many different influences, we ended up with a collection of songs that was truly necessary for us to write, given the pandemic. It was a truly cathartic and important record for us and saw the four of us as artists grow and redefine the creative cogs that turn Caravãna Sun behind the scenes. All of these songs were driven in such a way that meant we could play them live. For Caravãna Sun, the live connection has always been at the core of what we do and were super proud to be bringing these songs to the global stage”
Accompanying the electrifying & heartening single ‘Leave It Behind’ is a nostalgia-tinged music video, filmed around the stress and suburbs of the Sunshine Coast, before the band hit the stage with iconic Australian act The Cat Empire. In anticipation for the crowd that awaited them, the band wanted to capture the nerves, excitement, revelry, and passion in all of its glory. A refreshing rebirth after months and years of rescheduled & lost touring opportunities.
The band continued, “We shot the video in the back streets of Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, right before our show with The Cat Empire. We wanted to capture that pre-show energy. The way anticipation and excitement can evoke a sense of excitement and gratitude for what we do. With over 6000 people in the crowd, we knew we would capture something special.”
Produced by Caravãna Sun, and mixed by Andy Lawson (Death By Denim, Eskimo Jo, End of Fashion, Little Birdy) at Debaser Studio, Perth with additional mixing and engineered by Ian Pritchett at Laketree Mountain Studios, Blue Mountains, ‘Burning Palms’ showcases the band’s heartfelt introspective songwriting talent as they wrote and arranged every song on the album.
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