Mark Seymour – Slow Dawn

Slow Dawn

Slow Dawn (cover)

 

Mark Seymour reflects on stories from the past while they form our present and future.

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: 29 May 2020.

Australian Chart Position: N/A.

Availability: Moderately common. Available new in digital and CD forms.

Value: A$20-A$30.

 

Track Listing(s)

Legend:

 Highly recommended track.
 Commercial single.
 Promotional single.

 

Version: Bloodlines Australian CD album.

Album length: 40 minutes, 58 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: -10.92dB (2020).

  1. Night Driving
  2. Kliptown Mud
  3. Against My Will
  4. Applewood Road
  5. The Demon Rum
  6. The Ones Who Got Away
  7. How the West Was Won
  8. Slow Dawn
  9. The Dogs of Williamstown
  10. Joanna
  11. The Whole World Is Dreaming

 

Review

Slow Dawn, Mark Seymour’s 10th solo studio album, will be released 29 May 2020. Produced by Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger), Slow Dawn showcases the power of Mark and his band The Undertow, which features Cameron McKenzie (Horsehead) on guitars, John Favaro (Boom Crash Opera) on bass, and Peter Maslen (Boom Crash Opera) on drums, joined by Dorian West on trumpet, keys and guitars.

Mark Seymour discusses Slow Dawn

To see yourself in the suffering of others is to see the life you’ve lived for what it really is, not how you wished it might be.

I see my own story as part of a larger historical process that explains much of the world I live in. The songs on Slow Dawn are in many ways, a search for home through a landscape of decay, love and memory. Much of my thinking takes place behind the wheel. All the songs are triggered by travel, looking out at the land.

Recently I’ve passed through remote South Africa, Ireland and the U.S. In that time, I’ve been struck by the amount of debris that litters the world. Discarded machinery, the ruins of ancient farm houses, gold mines, Aboriginal middens, the refuse of war, especially in rural South Africa. There is very little of the world left that hasn’t been touch by history. The scale of human struggle is deeply humbling.

 

Liner Notes

N/A.