Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy New Album 'Songs from the Real World'

It may seem like the Kilbey Kennedy machine has been a bit quiet of late, but behind the curtains we have been conjuring up many new delights for you. Without further adieu:

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy 'Songs from the Real World (Commissioned Songs)'

Fourteen of our favourite commissioned songs 2011-2012 plus a brand new track! The CD is packaged in a digipack with beautiful artwork by 1970/80s fantasy artist Steve R Dodd.

The CD is expected to ship on or around December 10 2013

songs from the real world for the real world. martin and i had been kicking this idea around for awhile. it gave us a chance to be real artisans and apply our craft to tailor made songs about things the person who commissioned the song wanted to hear sung and expressed. almost everybody except for one client was happy.

the songs were created from the ground up. martin would prepare the loveliest instrumental tracks he dreamed up whilst bearing the clients request in mind. then i would try to incorporate their thoughts as lyrics into the songs. And find melodies and places to sing them. finally martin would jig my stuff a bit and mix it all down.

people wanted songs about all kinds of things. their boyfriends and girlfriends and children and places and even abstract concepts. the challenge was on though: could martin and i deliver songs as good as our “real” songs. the answer is yes as far as i am concerned. some of these songs carry even more oomph and mojo and they are heartfelt all the way down the line and finished off with love. just what youd expect from 2 craftsmen who sculpt in song.

ok, a further song is “more of the same” which is a brand new song written specially for this album. we hope you really enjoy this record.

- sk bondi beach november 2013

Many thanks and much love to all our commissioners. To those whose song did not make it on to this album, Volume 2 is in the works!

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