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BUTTER BATH TAKES US THROUGH HIS NEW EP 'KURRAJONG HOTEL'

Kurrajong Hotel is out now!

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Sydney psych-pop artist Butter Bath has shared his sophomore EP, Kurrajong Hotel. To celebrate the release, the musician is taking MILKY through the release, track by track!




PLEASE DON’T BE MAD

Please Don’t Be Mad is about trying to reconnect with the childhood version of myself and realising that there is a chasm between that kid and the person I am now. Like many of the songs on this EP, it was written during lockdown at a time when I felt physically removed from my family and friends. One way to combat the loneliness was to was dive into fond childhood memories and embellish them in song form at a time when there was little external input in my life.


YOU’LL FIND ME, BEIJA FLOR FEAT. HECTOR GACHAN

In our first session together, Hector and I spent most of our time together chatting about everything from our respective heritages and politics to the music industry landscape. When it came time to write, the lyrics for You’ll Find Me, Beija Flor that we started to come up with were were vague and in some ways impersonal but also, thematically, I think it made complete sense to us because we’d covered so much in conversation. At the time there was a lot of overlap in our lives and I think that translates in the song.


ANCHOR IN THE CLOUDS

I wrote Anchor in the Clouds about memories of being at festivals with friends and the feeling of being unencumbered and escaping the regular day-to-day for a while. Anchor in the Clouds is about disconnecting from reality and plugging into a seemingly alternate world in far away places.


SHOW ME THAT YOU CARE

Show Me That You Care is about coming to terms with significant changes in my life and the way that people process these changes in different ways. As I have gotten older I have learned that my tendency is to become reclusive and suppress these stressors rather than giving myself the time to process them. This was the first song that I wrote for the EP and I think it set the tone for the songs that came after it. I had a lot of fun writing it.


KURRAJONG HOTEL

As a child, you wonder around with a wax-like impressionability and don’t question anything that adults tell you about the world - it’s hard to think critically about a world that you’re new to. Kurrajong Hotel is about unpacking belief systems that characterised the formative years of my life. Growing up in conservative Christian circles left me with a lot of unlearning to do when I reached my late teens and decided to distance myself from it.



Kurrajong Hotel is out now!