JOSH PYKE performs the song "HOLLERING HEARTS" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY Rachel Jones-Williams
With multiple ARIAs, APRAs, gold records, and 4 top 10 debuts, this 5th album sees Pyke as no stranger to recognition.
In 2014 he signed a new licensing deal with Wonderlick Recordings. But For All These Shrinking Hearts is rich with total creative freedom – a newfound sense clearly reflected in the record’s spirit.
“The Beginning And End Of Everything was very much a record about the end of one phase and the beginning of a new one,” says Josh. “I saw The Beginning... as a bookend to [2007 debut]
Memories & Dust. Afterwards I felt like everything was wide open. This album is a product of lots of things, but it’s a major product of having a studio in my backyard. I go down there four days a week, six hours a day, and I don’t feel pressured.” He was, says Pyke, “completely reinvigorated.”
But For All These Shrinking Hearts might just be his best record yet. “‘Book Of Revelations’” would be up there with one of my top songs I’ve ever written I think,” he hopes (Pyke also plays drums for the first time on this number). “There’s a defiance to it that’s very me. The touring that I did for the last album was the most successful touring I’ve ever done – I played to 3,500 at a solo show in Melbourne, which was just amazing. I really pushed myself to go in different directions on this record. It’s an exciting time.”
For Josh Pyke, the future is wide open. But For All These Shrinking Hearts is another fine listen from one of Australia’s most talented songsmiths.
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