“The Room” is the latest offering from Perth acoustic duo Flightress, and explores the idea of homelessness, and one version of how it could feel to be put in that place personally.
Songwriter Minky G says, “I wasn’t trying to make a political statement on being a refugee or losing your home, this is just how it feels to me when something that you thought was solid and immovable is taken from you, and you have to rely on other people to get you out of that place. But sometimes, that’s when you find the best parts of others, because it’s so much easier for them to walk away, and sometimes they don’t”.
Recorded by the sea at Driftwood Studios in Trigg, WA, and produced by the talented Rene de Vries, “The Room” takes on a uniquely Australian sound, with the duo including sounds from the garden outside the studio (check out the magpies at the end of the track!) They also enlisted a cello player, who rocked up with a 19th century instrument to include on the song.
Flightress combines songwriter Minky G’s mellifluous melodies with duo buddy Rosco’s seriously awesome guitar licks, the pair create a unique sound that makes them one of Perth’s most prolific live acts.
Between them, they’ve jammed with Beyoncé’s band (and taken them surfing!), supported UK artist Passenger, jazz muso James Morrison, John Butler, and once accidentally supported Gyroscope… as well as a cheeky gig at the Queens Jubilee Celebrations in England in 2012.
For Fans Of: Dustin Tebbutt, Vance Joy, Norah Jones and James Taylor.
Thur Dec 31st – Wild Fig Café Scarborough, WA
Fri Jan 9th – Twilight Hawkers Market Forrest Place, Perth, WA
Sat Jan 10th – Taylor St Jetty, Esperance, WA
Fri Feb 12th – Perth Zoo, South Perth, WA
Source- The A&R Department