Glass House is out now!
Image: Kendra Fewster.
Melbourne-via-Freo artist RENESSCO recently shared his new single, Glass House. To celebrate the release, the musician has shared with MILKY five albums he can't live without!
“I wrote Glass House about a long term relationship that was slowly deteriorating before my eyes. Fragility and reflection are two really big themes that kind of dominate the song, it really felt like the “final dance” of the relationship in a way. I had the main verse written in Perth about a few days before I was due to go to the studio and Sam (producer) helped nurse the rest out of me, it was pretty therapeutic.” RENESSCO shares of the track.
He continues, “When we sat down to record it, I was really feeling like I wanted the song to sound like a diary entry. For me, I kind of journal my life in songs using voice memos on my phone. So we recorded the acoustic guitar straight from my phone into the session. I feel like there is something really intimate in that. It doesn’t have the sparkly quality of an expensive microphone, but it just has this real honesty about it.”
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - SIMON & GARFUNKEL
It’s hard to pick between this and “Graceland”, so it may change if you ask me tomorrow. Paul Simon is my favourite songwriter and I think the reason I always go to this Simon and Garfunkel record is because there are so many classic Simon inflections. He knew their sound like a language and how to use Art’s voice and it works every instance, the top of that project's mountain.
THE BLACK PARADE - MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
The ultimate go-to angst album for me. Dramatic and full of high octane electricity, a rock opera with one of the most iconic songs of the 21st century.
A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD - COLDPLAY
Masterpiece. I have no idea what possessed Chris Martin in 2001/02 but I am so grateful it did. No one needs to describe Coldplay at this point, they are in a league of their own. Clocks, The Scientist massive radio hits. Green Eyes, God Put a Smile Upon Your Face more fan favourites. Beautifully written, perfectly organic recordings. Chefs kiss.
RED (TAYLOR'S VERSION) - TAYLOR SWIFT
Imagine only getting to save one Taylor Swift album? How do you approach it? I’ve chosen Red because we get country Tay and the exciting new polished pop era Tay that would dominate the radio, the safe option. All Too Well, do I need to say more?
FULL MOON FEVER - TOM PETTY
I love everything Tom Petty did with The Heartbreakers but Jeff Lynne took him to a whole other level. This album doesn’t have my favorite Petty songs, but it has the most consistent track list he probably ever produced in my opinion. Sounds so liberating, like it was made with the pure enjoyment of just writing and recording tunes for the heck of it, what did Tom Petty have to prove anyway?
Glass House is out now!