One of Australia’s greatest storytellers and proud Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung man, Troy Cassar-Daley, has today announced the upcoming release of his 12th studio album ‘Between The Fires’, available May 10th.
‘Between The Fires’ is Troy‘s most personal record to date, shedding light on what has been a challenging couple of years for the beloved Australian musician. Troy found himself at a crossroads with his career and self following the loss of both of his parents, most recently his mother. Alone, with only a guitar and a campfire, Troy retreated to his late Mum’s property at Halfway Creek near Grafton NSW to write what would become ‘Between The Fires’.
Troy shares “ The new album was recorded at my Late Mum’s old place at Halfway Creek and is incredibly special on many levels. It’s the place I moved to when my Nan Daley died in 1979 and where I lived for many years. The reason I wanted to record there was that after losing Mum and going back with a very heavy heart, I started to write songs. I started to feel that this was the centre of my musical universe again, just like it was growing up. I came to realise that I still have music in me. All I had to do was return to the well and that record collection in our old house on beautiful Gumbaynggirr country which soothed me during my sorry business. I want this album to reflect that there isn’t a more powerful place in the world than a childhood home. To know Mum was there in spirit to help guide this record was a true gift.”
The first single lifted from the upcoming release is Let’s Ride, is also out today. Featuring the vocals of Kasey Chambers alongside Cassar-Daley, Let’s Ride is nod to Troy‘s love of cars and desire to set free on the open road. The single takes listeners on a journey of escapism and freedom, with the warmth and familiarity of Troy‘s vocals anchoring every moment of the song. Troy recently previewed Let’s Ride at the recent 52nd Annual Golden Guitar Awards.
Troy will embark on a 33-date tour from May through to November, bringing the stories and sounds of ‘Between The Fires’ to audiences across the country. Tickets are now on-sale at www.troycassardaley.com.au.
With thanks to Sony Music Australia