A magnetic rainbow shines today as we reveal Sally Seltmann’s album title, cover art and track listing for her enchanting and refreshing new album. The album is due out in Australia on February 28 through Caroline Label Services, in North America on March 4 through Arts & Crafts, in Europe on March 10 through Lojinx, and in Japan on February 28 through Rallye.
‘Hey Daydreamer’ is Sally’s fourth full-length album and the follow up to 2010’s ‘Heart That’s Pounding’. Sally and her husband Darren Seltmann recorded the album together at home, in their attic studio space .
Together they created a wild orchestral palette. Sally recorded piano parts on her lounge room piano and contributed synth, organ, guitar, bass & percussion to the recordings. The album also features a huge cast of guest players including Bree van Reyk on percussion, Michel Rose on pedal steel and many other talented artists. Darren began mixing the album in a Los Angeles bungalow, before settling back into the attic studio in Sydney where he made the final mixes.
Stay tuned for an announcement regarding pre-order details for ‘Hey Daydreamer’!
Sally is thrilled to present ‘Billy’; the first official single from her forthcoming album which is due for release in February 2014.
Listen to ‘Billy’ on Soundcloud.
When Sally commenced writing for her new album she knew she wanted to create a collection of songs that expressed the full spectrum of human emotions. ‘Billy’ is a time-honoured tale of a woman lamenting the loss of her beloved man, and is the first in a series of songs that offer listeners a thrilling and emotional journey.
The song is accompanied by a clip directed by Nelson Alves, which reflects the bittersweet sentiment of the song and its haunting chorus.
In other exciting news, we are happy to announce that Arts & Crafts will be releasing Sally’s forthcoming album in North America, Lojinx will release the album in the UK & Europe, and Rallye will release the album in Japan.
Buy ‘Billy’ now on iTunes
Sally has put the final touches on her brand new album! It will be released in Australia/NZ via the newly-launched Caroline Label Services.
While an official single is due in November, Sally would like to reveal a taste of what is to come. That taste comes in the form of ‘Needle In The Hay’; a delightfully fantastic, wild, lost-at-sea adventure.
“I wanted you to hear this song first because it marks the beginning of a new journey,” says Sally. “It’s about losing yourself, following your heart, and above all – LOVE!”
Recorded and produced with her husband Darren Seltmann, the song features performances from a myriad of guest musicians, among them Bree van Reyk (Paul Kelly, Synergy Percussion, Holly Throsby) on drums & percussion and Michel Rose on pedal steel.
‘Needle In The Hay’ is accompanied by a new clip called The Sugar Fountain. The clip was created by Sally’s good friend & artist Isobel Knowles. Isobel says “Needle In The Hay has so many cascading, euphoric passages that lend themselves to this fantasy fountain… I like to describe it as ‘psychodelcious’!”
Stay tuned for further information on Australian & international releases from Sally!
Sally will be performing two intimate solo shows in New York and LA this April. On Thursday 18th April she will play Joe’s Pub in New York, and on Thursday 25th April, at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Both shows will feature Sally on piano and guitar, previewing songs which will feature on her new album, and she will also play stripped back versions of songs from her album ‘Heart That’s Pounding’.
Tickets for the Joe’s Pub show can be purchased here Joe’s Pub
Tickets for the Hotel Cafe show can be purchased here Hotel Cafe Tickets
Sally will now be playing shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney this March. A show at The Vanguard has been announced for Thursday March 21.
Having commenced 2012 with a series of shows alongside Grammy Award winning artist Bon Iver, Sally quickly and quietly decamped to her home studio to commence work on her fourth studio album as a solo artist.
Sally – whose most recent release was as part of Seeker Lover Keeper alongside Holly Throsby & Sarah Blasko – has assembled a collection of material that will make up her new album which is due for release later in 2013. She is excited to announce that she is co-producing the album with her husband Darren Seltmann. More information about the album will be revealed in the coming months.
For more information on Sally’s tour dates check her Calendar.
Sally will be appearing at the upcoming Adelaide Festival this March as part of Doveman’s Burgundy Stain Sessions. The evening of entertainment sees New York musician Thomas Barltett AKA Doveman transport his monthly in-the-round Le Poisson Rouge residency direct from New York for an Adelaide Festival exclusive. His New York residency has attracted everyone from Norah Jones to St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, Beth Orton, Nico Muhly and Laurie Anderson. Sally will be joining Doveman in Adelaide, alongside multi-instrumentalist Kate Stables, aka This is the Kit, Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens, Vermont folk-music artist Sam Amidon, and one half of Australia’s favourite ARIA Award-winning brother-sister duo, Julia Stone.
Visit the Adelaide Festival website for more information & ticket details.