Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker shared a new single ‘Bathed In Light’ from their forthcoming album Seedlings All which will be released physically Friday 9 March and digitally Friday 23 March in Australia.
Catch the duo perform their debut Australian shows this March at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival and The Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne. Full tour details below.
Josienne explains the background to the song, “As a performer I’ve always been torn between my need for attention and my fear of how exposing it is, especially as a songwriter. In that 30 seconds before the first note when the audience is silent and the lights are on you, I’m gripped with nerves and I ask myself ‘why do you put yourself through this?’ This song is basically the narrative that runs through my head as I sweat and panic. I want it to go well, and my stage fright has always come from a fear that I’m not really made of strong enough stuff for a performing career but I’ve gone and wasted my life trying to do it and what else would I do and by the second or third note I love it…..”
Seedlings All is Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker’s first album to be made up of all original songs and is songwriter Clarke’s most autobiographical work to date.
Pre-order Seedlings All: https://josienneandben.lnk.to/SeedlingsAll
JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2018
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th March
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy VIC
Wednesday 14th March @ 12.45pm
Basement Discs In-store, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 14th March @ 7.00pm
MODERN FOLK! FROM BRITAIN, Thornbury Theatre VIC
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th March
Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba NSW