Sydney singer-songwriter Jack Colwell and Canadian violinist Owen Pallett have teamed up for a new song, ‘I Will Not Change My Ways’.
The song, written by Colwell and arranged by Pallett, was recorded in one take while Colwell was in Pallett’s native Toronto.
Listen to ‘I Will Not Change My Ways’ below:
In a press statement, Colwell explained that the song’s theme was “staying strong in the face of discrimination”.
“With so much uncertainty and fear in the world at this time, I wanted to release something resilient and hopeful”, he said. “It’s an encouragement to be steadfast, against all odds.”
In a further tweet, Colwell described the experience of working with Pallett as “an absolute pleasure”, adding that he feels “very lucky” for it to have happened.
‘I Will Not Change My Ways’ follows the release of Colwell’s 2019 singles, ‘In My Dreams’ and ‘Weak’. The latter two songs will appear on his upcoming debut album ‘Swandream’, which was produced by Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko and is tentatively set for release in May 2020.
Pallett, best known for his work as an auxiliary member of Arcade Fire, last worked on The Mountain Goat’s 2019 studio album ‘In League With Dragons’, where he served as both producer and arranger.
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Had the absolute pleasure to record a song of mine with Owen Pallett @hepostsclouds in the Canadian winter! ‘I Will Not Change…’ is a hopeful queer protest song. It’s about staying strong in the face of discrimination. I feel that with so much uncertainty and fear in the world at this time that I wanted to release something resilient and hopeful. An encouragement to be steadfast against all odds. I feel very lucky to have worked with Owen as producer and arranger on this track. Feels very special to me! Thanks, Owen! Link in bio. Up on spotify etc x (design and photo: @traianos gif @fashgif)