Australian singer, songwriter Bernard Fanning formally of the band Powderfinger released a new album today named Departures. Bernard named the album Departures - a title he says presented itself when he reflected on the songs he'd written after various changes in his life. Bernard is a multi-instumentalist and on this album he is accompanied by an array of talented musicians such as guitarist Lyle Workman, drummer Joey Waronker, saxophonist Karl Denson, Roger Manning on synths and keyboards, Danny T Levin on horns, Arnold McCuller, Valerie Pinkston and Bridgette Bryant supporting on background vocals. Bernard is receiving international acclaim and states "I didn't want to make another record like Tea and Sympathy - it was time to make something different." Check out the album review here.
Departures was produced and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (Elton John, Etta James, My Morning Jacket) at Studio One in Los Angeles, California. It was then mastered by Emily Lazar and her team at The Lodge. Departures is out on Dew Process. Grab a copy: http://bit.ly/YEfeaU and fly away!
Listen to 'Departures (Blue Toowong Skies)'