Four years after his debut album Fail Like You Mean It, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Scott Spark returns with his follow-up. It’s been a fair while coming but fans will find it worth the wait – the songwriting is strong and the production impeccable.
The songs here are largely piano-driven pieces, with some guest appearances by strings, cello and other instruments, while the topics canvassed include love, death, hope, – and Australia, on the track Barry For President, which imagines the land down under led by Barry Humphries!
Overall, this is a smart, engaging album from a young Australian talent who deserves a listen. (PH)
*** ½ /5