21 June 2018 — Australian singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer, Darren Middleton returns with his third solo album Tides, out 21st of September 2018 via Ditto.
‘Just Let Me Go’ is the first taste of what to expect from the forthcoming album, with the single being premiered on Double J and featured on The Music with an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ take from the making of the track. Rolling guitar riffs, the unmistakable vocals of Vika and Linda Bull swim with Darren’s distinct vocal as he sings a tale of loving those that will inevitably do you no good.
“I started writing ‘Just Let Me Go’ for a film but decided to hold onto it for myself. Basically, it’s a story of falling for someone when you know you shouldn’t. Deep down, you know they are going to hurt you but you can’t help yourself. I wanted to go for a dirty, old sound for this song, something that trudges along, both pushing a wheelbarrow of possibility but dragging a chain of history” said Darren.
Co-produced by Davey Lane (You Am I) and recorded straight to tape, in full takes, to capture evolution in the music, the error and the brilliance, finally bought together in the mix by inimitable producer Steve Schram (Paul Kelly, San Cisco, Cat Empire).
Searching for the perfect co-producer, Middleton teamed up with Davey Lane to help navigate the album in a new direction, touching on the purpose of making music to connect, to build and share bridges.
Enlisting an all-star Aussie line-up including Vika and Linda Bull and Kelly Lane on backing vocals, with Graeme Pogson (The Bamboos), Luke Hodgson (Meg Mac), Xani Kolac and Louis Macklin (JET) handling the rhythm of the album, Tides is a lot grittier than past releases with a sound that is organically shaped and reminiscent of a different era.