Bill Hunt – Upwey Nominated by Liam Gale (Liam Gale & the Ponytails) Alex (violin) and Bill during the studio sessions for Upwey. Photo: Will Vickers. Conversational, melodic, witty and hooky songwriting flood through the beautiful ebb and flow of Upwey, Hunt’s first of many offerings. The songs are hued by a consistent arrangement of drums, bass, violin [...]
Just got hold of Bill Hunt’s new CD "Upwey", and so, with the jacks all in their boxes, time for a late-night immersive listen.
It's great! In fact I’m inspired and replenished to find music like this being made in Australia of the here and now.
The video for his single Sea of Love came out last week, and it’s a cruisy, bluesy, folk affair.
There’s brushed drums, rhythmic strummed guitars, and smatterings of violin and keys in there.
But really, this music is all about his voice.
The bossa-swung ‘Sea of Love’ flows with ripples of lust and desire.
The lyrics here trip over themselves, tumble more like spoken words, which brings to mind (not for the last time on Upwey) the unique phrasing of Paul Simon.