“…a swaggering blast of a bygone whirl of bluesy Country that possesses a road-house rhythm snap.Call it Australiacana, or whatever you may will but Gill aged voice reminds listeners of young oldsters like Colter Wall and Cody Jinks.It doesn’t hurt to have a Mr. Steve Earle singing on it either!”– Glide Magazine (USA).
Award winning singer/songwriter Angus Gill teams up with his friend, US music legend Steve Earle for a stellar Outlaw Country duet, The New Old Me. Written by Gill and Allan Caswell, the song speaks of transformation. “I’ve had a flair for screwing up, as most of you’d agree/Welcome to the new old me” Earle admits, while Gill credits Earle, “you told me to toughen up and buddy that’s just what I did.”
Earle first met Gill several years ago at his writing retreat in New York, intrigued by a promising (then) 16 year old Australian singer/songwriter. The two have been friends ever since and Earle introduced Gill to the members of Paul Kelly’s band, while on PK’s 2017 Life Is Fine Tour. Gill approached the band a year later to track a new album project and in December 2018, Angus Gill & Seasons of Change ‘3 Minute Movies’ came to fruition.
“It was thanks to Steve that this project was possible, as he introduced me to PK and the band. I had a bunch of songs I had written, which didn’t fit on my traditional Country album (Welcome To My Heart) and after listening to Life is Fine, I had an ‘aha’ moment. I got in touch with Dan Kelly and soon the whole band was involved and we had a studio booked to make a record. The New Old Me was a song I wrote with my mate Allan Caswell. I had the title and a feel for the song. I felt it could be an idea I could sing with Steve. Thankfully I sent him the track and he loved it.”
The New Old Me is the third single lifted from Angus Gill & Seasons of Change ’3 Minute Movies’, which is out September 25 on Rivershack Records/MGM.
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