Poet and singer/songwriter James Teague is pleased to announce his national tour and new track ‘When the World Divides’ – the 2nd single from his upcoming album ‘Beyond The Melting Dawn’.
“I love performing in venues that are conducive to a deeper connection with the audience. Melbourne will be treated to a full band show in an underground art space. The rest of the tour will consist of intimate house concerts, showcasing my songs in their naked form, just as they were conceived.”
Following the successful release of his debut album ‘Lavender Prayers’, James relocated to Melbourne and teamed up with acclaimed producer and multi-instrumentalist Tony Dupé (Grand Salvo, Jack Ladder, Holly Throsby) to create his second album ‘Beyond the Melting Dawn’; a vast, sonic wonderland of vivid textures and secret ruminations, mirroring the duality of day and night – the light and dark within.
Sprawling over 50 minutes, it features some of Teague’s finest vocal and instrumental arrangements, acting as the perfect backdrop for his lyrical incantations.
The companion music video for When the World Divides is a vivid explorative piece built to highlight the message and the music, directed by Jenna Eriksen and featuring projections by Jesse Taylor Smith. The camera’s focus is a live portrait of James sitting, gradually adorned with shafts of light and colour from Jesse’s projections, blurring the lines of reality and James himself.
View the video here:
21 Nov – West Perth House Concert, Perth
27 Nov- Lamps @ Hibernian House, Sydney
28 Nov – West End House Concert, Brisbane
29 Nov – Goodtime Studios, Melbourne
James Teague is a Perth-born poet and singer-songwriter who is undeniably unique from other artists in the Australian music scene, existing in a world of his own. Inspired by literary figures such as Dylan Thomas, Hermann Hesse and Edgar Allen Poe, James writes songs that capture the existential angst with which the human soul is forever bound. His music is as complex as the self; one moment whimsical and dreamy, with shades of 60s psychedelia and 70s progressive folk – the next, wrought with mortal gloom and adorned with hints of jazz and howling blues. It’s difficult to describe Teague’s style, but it usually consists of unpredictable melodies that stray, intricate, dynamic arrangements and a soaring, vocal tremolo.