By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 23, 2019
AFTER teetering on the edge of giving up her musical dream and career altogether, Albany singer-songwriter Simone Keane has found her mojo and released her third album.
Wild Thingz has been a collaborative effort, including local instrumentalists and talents Ellie Honeybone, Marie Limondin, Kiersten Fage, Mick Crannage, Giles Watson, Gemma Kiiveri, Andre Maujean, Brody Manson, Lauchlan Gillett and Alan McLean.
She described the album as completely different to her first one nine years ago, which she called “light and easy listening”.
“This is about the experiences that kick us in the guts, and about making something creative out of that,” Keane said.
“Rising up to express the things I find hard to put into words … it’s a bit more honest, heavy.”
Keane said she nearly pulled the plug on the entire album when it all became too hard.
She had withdrawn from the gigging scene to refocus herself but feels this new album was the exact way to lift the weight off her shoulders.
“It was something I had to do,” Keane said.
“I just had these songs coming out of me.”
Keane said Wild Thingz features “raw, haunting ballads, full productions of jazzed-up blues and a low-fi dance track”.
The launch is at the Albany Club this Saturday, November 23 at 7.30pm.
Entry is free and Keane hopes the family-friendly event will be both an album launch and a party.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.