LEAH SENIOR 'The Music That I Make' LP
Out Now! Limited Edition - Moon Phase colour vinyl. Comes with MP3/ WAV download coupon.
Australian-based folk diviner LEAH SENIOR has just announced her fourth studio album The Music That I Make is set for release this August via Poison City. The album's lead single ‘Pony’ sits alongside a playful video clip directed by Izzie Austin (Romero, RVG, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard).
Cycling through vulnerable meditations on what it means to create, The Music That I Make shows Leah Senior at her most intimate, transporting listeners to her sandstone shack in Anglesea where old world folk meets late night AM radio.
The Music That I Make sees Leah Senior moving away from the springtime baroque pop featured on The Passing Scene and into deep hearted, masterful songwriting with confessional lyrics and intimate vocals centre stage. It’s opener, also the album’s title track, could just as easily soundtrack a Saturday morning coffee at home as a late night melancholic moment; ‘Clearest View’ - her “cryptic hippie protest song” - showcases crystalline harmonies, while on ‘The Fig’ she recalls a friend who regretted giving her best years to pursuing a career in music. Calling in inspirations from The Bell Jar to poems by Emily Dickinson, she muses on writing songs to show her the way back to herself (‘Where Am I Now?’), the redemptive nature of love (‘Greed Is A Cloud’), and how freeing our unconscious can be as simple as blurting things out quicker than you think (‘The Critic’).
Leah Senior silences audiences with vivid lyricism and a voice that soars with a disarmingly honest Sandy Denny-like clarity. Her unique style has attracted not only those in the folk world but the likes of many others including the infamous psych rockers King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard; her distinctive voice featuring as omnipresent narrator on numerous records as well as a collaboration with them re-writing and performing the soundtrack to cult-classic Suspiria in 2020. She most recently released a beautiful cover of Grant McLennan’s ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ as part of a song series to celebrate the new book Half Deaf, Completely Mad: The Chaotic Genius of Australia’s Most Legendary Producer by Tony Cohen with John Olson, which saw support and praise from Double J, Music Feeds, Triple R and more. Leah Senior has released three albums, The Passing Scene (2020), Pretty Faces (2017) and Summer’s On The Ground (2015).