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Craig Hallsworth
We're Too Far Away (My Other Future, My Other Youth)
Hidden Shoal Recordings

Craig Hallsworth's "We're Too Far Away (My Other Future, My Other Youth)" is lifted from his forthcoming debut album What's The Story With This Hole?. The album is due out on October 24, so let's get back to the album next moonth. Until then, we'd better enjoy the pleasant "We're Too Far Away (My Other Future, My Other Youth)".

Western Australian (Perth) songwriter Hallsworth has played with (as singer, guitarist, and songwriter) a number of bands/projects over three decades, including The Bamboos, The Healers, wild palms, Zuvuya, Outstation, The Slow Beings, and Tangled Star. I have only checked out the last two names, and for both of them I've mentioned Kiwi pop/rock of the Flying Nun label (such as Sneaky Feelings and Straightjacket Fits) as a reference. "We're Too Far Away..." is fresh and bouncy as windy power-pop should be and it effects my mood in a positive way. Hallsworth's song(s) makes me happy, puts me in a good mood and that is a good thing when writing songs, right? I think Hallsworth's power is to hold back. He is not exposing everything in his song at once. He is saving some clever details, which helps his songs shine longer, deeper, wider.

Hallsworth has been working with his collaborator Al Smith (a.k.a. DrAlienSmith) when recording his new album. I am looking forward to check out the rest of What's The Story With This Hole?. Word is he's already working on a second album. That is quite some energetic efficiency production-wise. Starting working on a new album before your latest album has been released. Sounds like a 1960s thing, right.

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