Warmth, lyrical strength and musical dynamism.
The Settlement has continued to strive forward musically since the release of their single ‘Loving On You’ in 2018. Now, the alt-folk five-piece have returned with another taste of their sophomore, this time in the irresistible ‘Take It Slow’.
A bright return from one of Victoria’s strongest live acts, The Settlement have channelled a matured grasp on songwriting into their latest effort, the result being their refined and musically most cohesive release to date.
‘Take It Slow’, in its simmering, gorgeously constructed form, plays with shadowy tones expertly, as the band continue to weave their way in and out of musical stories of love, frustration, yearning and unabashed honesty.
The marriage of evocative guitars with driving percussion and the rhythmic baritone vocals from Adrian Calvano make ‘Take It Slow’ a compelling listen. A sound that fits at home as well internationally as it does right at home here in Australia.
Recording with Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary Studios, ‘Take It Slow’ is another indicator of the band The Settlement continues to flourish into.
“It’s based on [how] you are your own worst enemy, sometimes you overthink things. You complicate life and believe that life is worse than what they really are so you just have to face yourself sometimes, and just ‘Take It Slow’.”
Their brightest chapter is just beginning.
Since the band’s formation in 2015, The Settlement have demonstrated great versatility in their sound and performance presence. Thriving on large stages at some of Australia’s biggest festivals and earning acclaim along the way.
With 2019 well underway, The Settlement’s return with ‘Take It Slow’ is the perfect reintroduction to a band levelling up and entering their brightest chapter yet.
Touring through into May, the band’s countdown to album release day is getting more eventful than ever. The east coast is getting their dates with them soon, but make no mistake, The Settlement are bringing their new sounds to more audiences this year.
THE SETTLEMENT TOUR DATES
Friday April 12th Beach Hotel Byron Bay
Saturday April 13th City Sounds Brisbane
Sunday April 14th Leftys Old Time Music Hall Brisbane
Friday May 17th Seanchai Irish Pub Warrnambool