Tyne-James Organ’s previous single this year, the delightful ‘Sunday Suite’, was a perfect fit – filled with sunshine and melody highlighting Organ’s sparkling vocals (read our review here). The follow up to this is just as terrific. ‘London Calling’ dons a parachute to slow down the descent but nonetheless is an epic delight: a reflective and emotional ballad that serves Organ’s vocals, dripping in melancholia and weariness. With a complex and spacious instrumentation, the effect is to build up the intensity as Organ repeats I guess you want to be someone, I guess I want to be loved. A beautiful expression of deeply felt emotions. Organ says of the themes:
I wrote London’s Calling early 2019 with one of my best mates Luke Rundle. It’s about the day I found out an old friend was moving back to London. There’d been a gap of conversation for a good 18 months. So much I wanted to say, but didn’t have the words. The day I got the message it all just fell out of me. It’s not about changing what is, or what could have been but just looking back at all the good that it was.
I think we naturally forget about the good times within relationships after they’re over, and only focus on the end. Yes, it sucks but it happens. We live and we learn from it. I still haven’t sent that message I thought I would’ve but I guess this is it. I finished this one up in Byron last year with Chris Collins and I’m really proud of what came out.
Organ is developing as an extraordinary troubadour with an extraordinary voice and a skilled songwriting craft:
Organ is releasing his album ‘Necessary Evil’ on Friday 21 May 2021 (pre-order here) and is embarking on a national tour across Australia:
Tickets on sale from here.
Friday 4 June – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide SA ^
Saturday 5 June – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA ^
Thursday 10 June – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW ^
Friday 11 June – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW ^
Thursday 17 June – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW #
Friday 18 June – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD *
Saturday 19 June – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD #
Friday 25 June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (early) ^ – NEW SHOW ADDED
Friday 25 June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (late) ^ – SOLD OUT
Saturday 26 June – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS ^
Thursday 1 July – Kambri, Canberra ACT ^
Friday 2 July – The Cambridge, Newcastle NSW ^