Returning to his trademark of tender balladry after taking an artistic detour through the blues, Dave Power’s latest EP is yet another solid accomplishment by the consummate songwriter. Combining sunny, uplifting music and existential musings, his new work is still deeply introspective, with a gentle, lighthearted approach to melody. From the joyous opening notes of Waiting on Life, Dave presents fans with a beautiful portrait of the world that he has quite appropriately titled ‘Perspective.’
Partly a new chapter in his ever-growing songbook and partly a journal of his own thoughts, ‘Perspective’ is a very personal and revealing record for the talented Brisbane musician. Joined by his 14 year old daughter Amy, Dave has poured his heart and soul into ‘Perspective,’ making it his most reflective and thoughtful work to date.
Less stylised than his stomping 2019 release ‘Steinman Carrera & the New Suit of Blues,’ though no less a good time, ‘Perspective’ earns its rightful place in Dave’s stunning discography. From his 2009 debut ‘Addiction,’ to 2013’s stunning ‘Looking Life In The Eye,’ to 2015’s masterful ‘Handful Of Feathers,’ Dave has always delved deep into his own soul… and ‘Perspective’ follows this tradition with confidence and humility.
Produced by Jordan Power, and featuring the stellar lineup of multi instrumentalist Matthew Engelbrecht (Bernard Fanning), drummer Grant Gerathy (John Butler Trio) and composition guru Andy Scott on strings, ‘Perspective’ is not only a new feather in Dave Power’s cap, it is evidence of a songwriter only getting better with time. Even as he begins to pass the metaphorical torch to the next generation of his talented family, it is clear that Dave Power’s greatest work still lies ahead of him.
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