The duo have also shared a stripped back version of The Aftergone
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The fourth studio album from Aussie duo Holy Holy is here! Recorded throughout the COVID-19 pandemic across Tasmania and Victoria, Hello My Beautiful World features collaborations with the likes of Japanese Wallpaper, CLEWS, Queen P and The Presets’ Kim Moyes, brings together some of Australia's most engaging songwriters into one succinct body of work.
With layered vocals, electronic beats, scintillating synths and lush string arrangements laced throughout, the textural body of work is an ambitious effort from the duo, that mesmerises from start to finish. Captivating melodies float above superb production that fuses together electronic and organic instrumentation, creating an unpredictable sonic journey throughout.
“We were given all the freedom in the world to do whatever we wanted, and this is what we did,” says vocalist and lyricist Timothy Carroll. “It's a work we're proud of. Some of the songs are really different for us, however, at the same time, I feel really connected to this album.”
“When we work with people from different genres, it’s not that we’re totally different from them. There are heaps of similarities too. Music genres aren’t black-and-white, there isn’t some sort of binary,” Oscar Dawson adds. “It's all about the grey zone where the two of you meet in the middle – you realise that you connect on a certain level, but you also have access to a different perspective. You’re similar enough to be together in the first place; but where you differ is where the light can come through.”
Kicking off at Perth's Astor Theatre on November 5, Holy Holy will be hitting the road with massive run of shows. Continuing on to Margaret River, Bunbury, Torquay, Frankston, Melbourne, Canberra, Towradgi, Newcastle, Sydney, Miami, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Adelaide and Hobart, the tour is set to wrap up in Launceston on December 21. Along for the ride is Hayley Mary and Queen P on select dates, with special appearances by CLEWS.
Hello My Beautiful World is out now! Watch the visual for The Aftergone (Lockdown Version) below.