Aussie super-producer Paul Mac will release his first studio album in almost a decade in April.
Entitled ‘Holiday From Me’, it’s set to feature a host of vocal collaborations with a bunch of eclectic artists from both the Aussie and overseas business, including Megan Washington, Ngaiire, Shaun J Wright of Hercules & Love Affair fame, Dave Mason from The Reels and Nathan Hudson from Faker.
The lead single ‘State Of War’ is vocalled by rising Melbourne starlet Kira Puru and will precede the album’s release on Monday February 09.
“Music has always been my escape to a magic place, a world where I feel freedom, joy and all the pulses that the heart can create,” Paul said in a statement. “I called the album ‘Holiday From Me’ because that is exactly what I was trying to do, escape to that magic place. The album is a ten year journey compressed into eleven songs. It’s a more pumping, electronic album but the lyrics come from a new perspective. These aren’t just tantrums of anger or one-sided arguments, it’s a more mature approach to matters of the heart.”
Paul will be showcasing tracks from the new LP at the Mardi Gras party on Saturday March 07 and he says it’s the perfect place to premiere the new material.
“Mardi Gras helped me come out all those years ago and filled me with a pride of being that can’t be stopped. To share such a bunch of personal tracks with likeminded spirits, at the home of my community, feels like an apt and a beautiful way to begin the project,” he said.
‘Holiday From Me’ will be released on Friday April 10.