We are pleased to premiere today the new single ‘Tomato Plants’ from Sydney singer/songwriter Richard Cuthbert: a delightful jaunty paean to the joys of agriculture involving the iconic red fruit.
Layered harmonies and a poptastic lilt sees yet another winner from Cuthbert who as an ear for melody and a knack for lyrical humour. Cuthbert says of the song:
I came up with the chorus of this song in the kitchen of an old share house I lived in. I had recently spent a bit of time clearing the garden beds in the backyard that hadn’t been cleared for a while. Pretty much straight away, as they do, tomato seedlings started to appear out of nowhere. The persistence of these weedy nightshades was inspiring, but as I found out, they didn’t produce near enough fruit for a salad.
There is a fuzzy garage tone that brings to mind a sixties flare, a storytelling folkloric style salted with humour and a wry observational delivery in the Courtney Barnett vernacular.