In exciting news for Eskimo Joe fans, acclaimed songwriter Kav Temperley is stepping out solo.
The first taste of his upcoming album has already dropped in the form of new single, Pollyanna and we love it!
Pollyanna precedes Kav’s highly anticipated debut solo album All Your Devotion, a collection of ruminating, thoughtful, and effecting songs, set for release digitally and on vinyl on September 28.
To celebrate what is the culmination of years of hard work, Kav will be hitting the road in October and November this year, kicking off on October 5 at The Milk Factory in Brisbane, and moving through the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Belgrave, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Fremantle, Margaret River, before wrapping up in Bunbury at Prince of Wales on November 3.
“A friend once told me that our happiness is always relative, whether we live in a war zone or paradise – our happiness always swings back to the same place. I had just lost my marriage and the band had decided to take a break, all of these things that defined me were now no longer around. It was one of the first times in my life I felt like a stranger just rolling along, but I realised that amongst all of this I was a Pollyanna, someone despite the bad news always looks on the bright side. This was a song I was singing to myself to remember to stay light,” Kav says of ‘Pollyanna’
All Your Devotion is produced alongside Pip Norman (Troye Sivan, Jarryd James, Urthboy) and John Castle (Megan Washington, Vance Joy, Bertie Blackman), and explores new sonic territory for Kav, as sparse and uncluttered production, reminiscent of pop and folk conventions, takes precedence over rock n roll ways.
“We spend our lives building barricades to protect us, both physical and emotional. But, as well as protect, these barricades can also isolate and suffocate. All Your Devotion is about tearing those down and starting over, through all the fears and hope…It’s about growing up and moving on. It’s being courageous enough to live and to love again,” Kav says.
Pollyanna is available now and will be received instantly with all digital album pre-orders. All Your Devotion is set for release digitally and on vinyl on September 28.
Grab your tickets to see Kav live in Adelaide at the Grace Emily on October 11.