Balcony’s Paradise are premiering their cover of the Toots and the Maytals song ‘It Must Be True Love’ – a version so laid back it’s almost supine. There is a beautiful rawness to this track – background chattering intrude and the structure and framework are relaxed and cool. Balcony’s Paradise have bottled in sound the fresh breezes of summer, the endless white beaches of the Australian coastline, the gently swaying gum trees and the endless buzz of cicadas.
It’s bucolic, coming gently apart at the seams but just so relaxing. I would not be surprised is there was additional contribution to the mix by more psychedelic substances. The accompanying video was shot on the Victorian coast – all dappled light, convivial gatherings and gumtrees:
This track is off the band’s self-titled album out through Half a Cow Records. As the band says:
This is not a studio production, and no White Album. It’s 35 minutes to lean back, escape reality and without urge for anything, be nothing.
You will be able to access the material through here from 19 February 2021, the link below or through the normal download/streaming sites.
Balcony’s Paradise are Lorenz O’tool (from German band Chuckamuck) and Jeremy Tayler (from Australia).