Thomas Keating has just released a song that takes a good hard look at the state Australia (and the world) is in right now. This catchy tune captures the craziness of the last two years. The music video is a must-watch, it sets the scene perfectly. I do love a good mocking of the people who are meant to be looking after us. A quirky song that is a breath of fresh air of music that all sounds the same these days.Jen – Music Injection Aus
Australian troubadour Thomas Keating has just released his intriguing, thoughtful new single Lunatic, a contemplation on the difficulties of trying to see the world from an opposing viewpoint, out now. The gentle, catchy track, one with no real political motivations other than simply trying to understand different ways of thinking, is accompanied by a lighthearted film clip, during which Thomas plays in a band along with some Australian political celebrities.
Keating’s vocal on Lunatic feels evocative of Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey, whilst the track itself will feel at home on playlists alongside modern Aussie guitar pop like Alex Lahey, Ball Park Music and Ocean Alley. Acoustic guitar is king here, pushing the track along as Keating’s expertly crafted vocal melody floats on top, hook-laden and overflowing with intricate, clever lyrics. Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, Keating explains, “This song is about my confusion at the state of the whole world right now. I do have some pretty strong views on different aspects of society and politics, and I view people who don’t share my opinions as a bit mad sometimes. But I have also come to the realisation that they probably think I am mad. So who is the ‘lunatic’ then?”
Top 5 things to do now that lockdown is over!
1. Go out for dinner! It’s so nice to have hot food fresh from the kitchen. One of the most annoying things with lockdown was getting cold food from Uber Eats and just wishing I could eat it fresh at the restaurant.
2. Travel out of my local government area! I was lucky because I moved to Newcastle for lockdown and I had huge LGA. But when I was in Sydney it was tiny!
3. Go and see live music/events/see people dancing and having fun.
4. See Family. Some of my family lived over an hour away. It was such a sad and bizarre experience having a border between my family and I. Especially since we even live in the same state!
5. Going away with my wife.