‘Gotta Get Outta This Place’ is out May 31 + LAUNCH SHOWS ACROSS AUSTRALIA
Tour info below.
Multi award-winning folk troubadour Kaurna Cronin has today announced his emotive new single and video Gotta Get Outta This Place, a song about longing for the road, and a desire to be flung outside of ones’ comfort zone, our May 31. In fact, Kaurna is no stranger to the road, having performed over 400 shows across the U.K, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, America, Denmark, Russia, India and Sweden. Kaurna will be returning to Australia in June to perform a run of exclusive shows to celebrate Gotta Get Outta This Place, kicking off at The Toff in Town in Melbourne, moving through Sydney, and wrapping up at Chataeu Apollo in Adelaide on June 14.
Jen asks Kaurna Cronin after his announcement of his new single ‘Gotta Get Outta This Place,’ his fav albums of all time.
Paul Simon – Graceland
This album has been present in every period of my life in some form. It has this great ability to bring you up when you’re down or level you out somehow when you need some kind of escape. Its energy and spark seems to come from the passion and creativity you feel that was present when making the record. Great records always give you the sense of what it was like to be in the studio on any given day during it’s conception, this album takes me there.
Jackson Browne – For Everyman
I used to walk around an old racecourse listening to this album on repeat. When I went to friends houses, somehow without planning, this album would find its way onto the record player and bring me to tears. This album has great depth and variation in a controlled and tasteful manner. It explores so many varied musical and emotional tangents within a quintessential alternative country and singer-songwriter soundscape.
Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
If you know this album well, there is very little to be said. It’s an album of feel and mood. One to put on in the late afternoon sun before the thought of dinner comes. Or by the fire in the evening time, when the wood stops smoking and you feel the cool breeze as it wafts gently through the cracks. This album seeps into you both warm and chilling, I never could explain it, I’m not going to try now.
Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker
There are very few albums where you honestly feel an artist isn’t afraid to reveal everything from the opening to close. This album was the first album I heard do that. It’s heart wrenchingly beautiful, subtle and supported entirely with great passion and true artistic integrity.
Rodriguez – Cold Fact
The first time I heard this album I was driving to the south coast in my mum and dads second hand beat up Mitsubishi Magna, all the seats had rips in them and the light waft of fuel constantly seeped in blanketing the whole back seat. Salt air would wash through the car on hot days as the air-conditioning was bust and windows were always down and on winter days it didn’t matter if the windows were up or down as the seals were so bad you’d still get wet from dripping through the inside. The second time I heard this album I was up front of a Toyota Hiace Van cruising along the east coast of Australia – the songs, the musicality and the production made sense in these contexts and now listening to this record I am always baffled by the organic simplicity and attention to characterful nuances throughout the whole album. Its raw honesty and ability to bring the most common thoughts and routines to life and seem so poetic is its great strength.
More info on Kaurna Cronin here.
Gotta Get Outta This Place is a familiar title for a familiar feeling – and this song captures that feeling with true understanding, grace and lyrical intricacy. Evocative of Australian greats Paul Kelly and The Go-Betweens, the track arcs beautifully from a stark opening, showcasing Kaurna’s unique, quietly commanding vocal, to a percussive jam buoyed by laid back guitar and gentle vocal harmonies. Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Kaurna reflects, “This song is one I’ve been wanting to write for a long time but had never really managed to get the tone quite right. It’s a song about internal battles of a sense of belonging and love for the idea of ‘ones home’ and the ongoing feeling of needing to get away from home to experience the unknown to be inspired by different places, people and ideas. It was important for me to try and capture the sense of passion and inspiration in ones home and not dismiss that – it’s about the conflict of urges that one can associate with not wanting to feel ‘comfort’ anymore.”
The clip for Gotta Get Outta This Place is minimalistic and eerie; it visually represents a feeling of dull routine, and how that dull routine can begin to numb the mind and senses. The same old merry-go-round that Kaurna talks about in the song is reflected here in mundane tasks – brushing his teeth, dressing, undressing, eating a bowl of soup – but they become inverted; playing and replaying backwards and forwards as the song goes on. Reflecting on the ideas behind the clip, Kaurna says, “Myself and Cooper (CW Creative Productions) tossed around a number of ideas but essentially we just kept coming back to it being such a personal experience for everyone – the sense of wanting to escape their daily routines – so focussing on the moods and movement became the focus of the clip. Obviously having the musical and lyrical tension with distinct changes of pace had to be reflected in the dynamic of the video – whilst keeping it black and white allowed the focus to be on the emotive mood and expression of the clip.”
After spending many years travelling the globe and performing his music to countless people around the world, Kaurna is thrilled to return to Australia to play a run of shows celebrating Gotta Get Outta This Place, as he gives an insight into his life on the road, “My first years in Europe I was based in Germany, I spent a while busking in the streets of Berlin in 2011 developing songs which I would later create my first LP with partly in a Berlin studio and at my home studio in Australia. Every year I have been travelling back to Europe, playing in new countries every year including Germany, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Belgium, France, Denmark, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Austria. It has been a gradual and constant evolution of building audiences from performing on the streets, to cafes, to venues, to festivals in most countries throughout Europe. There is no “shooting to success” story by any means, but performing live to audiences all over the world has become my life.”
KAURNA CRONIN ‘GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE’ NATIONAL TOUR
THURS 06 JUN | THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+
SAT 08 JUN | LOW 302, SYDNEY NSW | 18+
SAT 14 JUN | CHATEAU APOLLO, ADELAIDE SA | 18+