Lehmann B. Smith announces his new record Poplar Music, due for release on Friday 25th May. To celebrate, he shares the first single and video ‘Thus Must Rust’. Watch below!
Finding his success as a sideman for bands like Totally Mild and Kes Band, Smith has often been described as a musician’s musician, an undiscovered talent. He is a prodigious songwriter, laboriously notating album after album of unreleased material and storing these away in his home studio for a rainy day.
With this new album written, arranged, recorded and played almost entirely by himself at this studio (reportedly somewhere in Ascot Vale), Lehmann B. Smith is like a suburban version of Prince on the outskirts of an Australian city.
He is a mystery, an enigma, something of a genius; his music will resonate in your head for days, and should you be lucky enough to witness a live performance – save that story for your children.
Stream / purchase ‘Thus Must Rust’: https://lehmannbsmith.lnk.to/thusmustrust