Premiere: Melbourne’s Al Carr releases the shimmering ‘The Rose of Jericho’ ahead of new album and live dates.

We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘The Rose of Jericho’ from Melbourne artist Al Carr. Swiftly driving along on a Hammond organ trill with arching, scything guitars, this is a shimmering piece of antipodean Americana filled with a cinematic breadth.

Seemingly capturing the wide open space of outback Australia in its expansive sounds, a feel of driving across endless highways, elbow in the breeze and an azure cloudless sky above red deserts, there is an air of yearning. Indeed, Carr says of the track:

It’s a driving song, using imagery that reminded me of different places, near and far. The emotions of moving between geography, featuring a Hammond organ central to the journey.

There is a sense of travel, of journeys into the unknown, delivered in an easy warm breath with filtered sunshine:

The track is released tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 September 2023) and is the first single from Carr’s forthcoming third album ‘The Right Dereliction’ which is out on 25 October 2023 (and available to pre-order through the link above). ‘The Rose of Jericho’ will be available through all the usual streaming and download sites or through the link above.

You can catch Carr launching the album in October – details below.

Al Carr started playing in Sydney bands in the late 90s before a move to Melbourne in 2006 led to the start of a solo career that began in 2013 with his self-titled EP (featured guest appearances from Davey Lane (You Am I) and Louis Macklin (Jet)), followed by the albums Gutter Truth (2017) and Empty Skies (2021) which included pedal steel by Shane Reilly (Lost Ragas).

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