Leah Senior - Summer's On The Ground

Limited Deluxe Gold Vinyl LP Record

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Summer’s On The Ground is the debut album by Australian singer/songwriter Leah Senior, released in January 2016 via Flightless Records.

“Like an Autumn leaf / The slightest breeze brings me down.”

The opening lines to the title track to Melbourne folk artist Leah Senior’s debut album is but a fragile yet ambidextrous concoction of seasonal ambiguity and echoing transformations.

Growing up with her mother championing country music, Leah, instead, blasted rock ‘n’ roll from her bedroom. Summer’s On The Ground, then, finds a steady middle ground of these inspirational infusions into a dimly lit salon wallpapered by the technicolour obtuse patterns of the ‘70s with a well-fringed 20-something year old lass with a slightly out of tune parlour guitar. Here is where we find Leah Senior.

It’s entirely clear where her musical love stands. Whether it be the vocal imperfections (or perfections) of Joni Mitchell or the emotionally crushing harmonics of Nick Drake, these artists have expanded Leah’s palette, driven by her fascination to both emote and capitalise folk music, and ultimately given Summer’s On The Ground legs to stand on its own. Leah closes the gap between the folk she’s idolized and the folk she is capable of.

The hauntingly draft and raw tracks and their arrangements are where Leah shows her majesty and discipline as a folk artist. Single, The City Is A Stream, reflects both as a satirical comment on city living but also as a tragic reminder of distant kempt from one another. This song is subtly astounding yet delicate and vocally intimate. It's almost like Leah is whispering secrets to you over a hot chocolate in a city coffee shop. The City Is A Stream is beautifully haunting and elegant music.

The tracks on Summer’s On The Ground don’t necessarily gravitate away from the simplistic, see Autumn Evening, one guitar track backed with her airy prowess of a voice. Although this plays right into Leah’s hand with but her raw charm to stronghold each and every dire moment to this record. Leah Senior is the new zeitgeist for emotionally wrought folk music.

Other highlights include, Summer's On The GroundRed Dirt, How I Miss The Womb and The Storm.

This limited edition LP record is on gold (brown) vinyl with gold foil stamping on the cover, pressed in Australia and limited to 500 copies.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Sylvia

2:24

A2

Summer’s On The Ground

3:55

A3

The City Is A Stream

3:13

A4

Fisherman’s Daughter

3:56

A5

Temptress

4:47

B1

The Storm

3:17

B2

Autumn Evening

2:33

B3

Lullaby

3:52

B4

How I Miss The Womb

3:03

B5

Red Dirt

2:48

SKU 9332727035128
Record Label Flightless Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number FLT-019
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 28 November 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 28 November 2015
Barcode # 9332727035128
Shipping Weight 0.2350kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Gold Vinyl, Cover with Gold Wax and Foil Stamping, Limited to 500 Copies
Vinyl Colour Gold
Genre Folk
Genre Country
Format VINYL LP

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