Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Songs of Memory and Reality

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Songs of Memory and Reality

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Byline: Javier Encalada javier.encalada@northernstar.com.au

BRUTAL Dawn is the latest album recorded by Bernard Fanning at his recording studio in Tyagarah, just out of Byron Bay, a work completed with iconic music engineer Nick DiDia.

The album will be accompanied by a tour that sold out many shows around the country within minutes.

Fanning announced yesterday a third show in Perth and a fourth show for Brisbane, plus new dates in Newcastle and Byron Bay.

Special guest, local musician Sara Tindley will be joining both the Newcastle and Byron Bay shows.

Brutal Dawn is a continuation from his 2016 Aria-winning release Civil Dusk. Fanning said the two albums are connected but point to different issues in life.

"(Civil Dusk)'s theme was decisions and their consequences, and in this one it's a bit more about memory and the gaps between memory and reality," he said.

Those memories, the artist said, can vary over time.

"So you grab them and pull them apart, and really look at them instead of the one-frame version you usually have in your mind, which usually has a nice Vaseline-layered lens, which is really quite rosy," Fanning added. …

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