Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky announce new collaborative album

Set for release July 31

Prolific singer-songwriter Paul Kelly has announced the forthcoming release of a new collaborative album with pianist Paul Grabowsky.

Set for release on July 31 via EMI Australia, ‘Please Leave Your Light On’ features Kelly performing a selection of work from his extensive catalogue with new interpretations by Grabowsky on the piano.

In a press statement, Grabowsky discussed the collaboration, saying, “The performances are intimate, and shine a light on lyrical moments from the Kelly oeuvre. Paul is a generous collaborator, always listening closely to what I am doing, and giving me the freedom to bring my own interpretation to the songs.

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“I think people will hear, and hopefully enjoy, the deep communication that we are bringing to the performances.”

Kelly echoed the sentiments, saying, “Singing with Paul is like walking a tightrope. It’s as if we are acrobats together. We have to pay serious attention to one another to pull the songs off. I like that.

“Light the fire, make a hearty one-pot meal for the one you love, open a bottle of wine and get comfortable. Now drop the needle and turn up the stereo. There’s plenty of space here for all.”

To celebrate the announcement, the pair have released a double single, the album’s title track and ‘If I Could Start Today Again’. The latter song is accompanied by a music video, directed by Andrew Doherty.

Watch the video for ‘If I Could Start Today Again’ below:

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The announcement comes closely after Kelly released a surprise album just last week. ‘Forty Days’ comprises original tracks and covers the singer has performed while in quarantine.

Stream/download ‘Please Leave Your Light On/’If I Could Start Today Again’ here.

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