Thrilled to announce Jeremy Neale‘s new album We Were Trying To Make It Out will be released Friday 28 February 2020.
Lead single ‘Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two‘, premiered via triple j’s Home & Hosed, is a song which laments on the perils of a never-ending to do list. Who hasn’t been there?
Neale says of the track “Life is demanding and the seemingly infinite to-do list is a brutal beast sworn to make sure you can never truly relax. There’s a dream where you get to the end of it and you’re free. But it never happens. Like the many-headed hydra of Greek Mythology, for every foe you strike down, two emerge to replace it.”
Sonically, We Were Trying to Make It Out contains Neale’s penchant for melodic hooks, delivered coherently and directly without compromise or pastiche. This is the Jeremy Neale sound – the result of years of searching and refining – honest, fully realised and immediate. Guitar pop underpinned by classic songwriting is potentially the recipe for finding oneself outside the current musical climate but is also the hallmark of creating something truly timeless.
On We Were Trying to Make It Out Neale explains the album title: “There are a lot of sacrifices you have to make in order to create music if you’re not major label backed or independently wealthy and every mistake you make has direct consequences for your everyday quality of life.”
Preorder the album and stream ‘Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two‘ here.