Debut album Necessary Evil announced for May 21 via Dew Process
Following a string of sold-out headline performances in NSW over summer, today, Tyne-James Organ announces his debut album Necessary Evil, available Friday 21 May via Dew Process (Sam Fender, Jack Garratt, London Grammar, Sea Girls, Sports Team). To mark the milestone, the 25 year-old singer-songwriter today unveils his contagious new single Sunday Suit.
Sunday Suit shimmers with glowing grooves, lush layers and buoyant vocal melodies. “Sunday Suit is all about dancing away your troubles. In the nude. But alone so it’s not creepy lol. But bringing it to life visually I didn’t want to sing the words ‘dancing naked’ so I thought a Sunday Suit could be a nod to that. This is one of my favourites on the record and I’m very excited to play it live!” says Organ of the track.
Necessary Evil was recorded throughout 2020 with longtime creative partner Chris Collins (Tigertown, Gang of Youths) at his NSW Hinterland studio, Stokers Siding. Immersed in a rural setting, almost untouched by the outside world, brought a new level of comfort and focus to the process. “The nature surroundings, Chris’ cooking, the fireplace in the studio. Every fucking thing was perfect. Magic mountain.”
Organ wouldn’t even let other music enter his mind. “I feel in this day and age we are influenced consciously and subconsciously by anything and everything we listen to. So, throughout the album process I only listened to my demos, which meant the only influence which would come into play was myself. I’m so glad I did that.”
The result sees Organ move from triumphant and jubilant at one moment, to introspective and tender at the next. He deals with grief and pain, power and passion – sometimes open and raw with bare bones acoustics, other times with undeniable swagger via chugging guitar riffs and a swing for the fences approach that only comes from letting it all go and letting the music speak for itself.
Alongside Sunday Suit, Necessary Evil features the upbeat rocker Graceful, the undeniable follow up Hold Me Back; and recent single Not Ready for Love cut so deep it became his most successful international single to date. The track earned the attention of BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Jack Saunders, who locked into that vocal line straight away, saying, “…he’s got such a sick voice! He sounds like he’s just woken up after a three-day bender with Mick Jagger and Ozzy Osbourne picked up the guitar and gone straight into the recording booth without even attempting to rehydrate in any capacity at all. I love the gravel when he really pushes his voice to the max!”
Tyne has steadily grown his audience and reputation over the last few years with hard work, brilliant stage craft, wearing his heart on his sleeve and an undeniable talent for writing beautiful music. It’s a courage that has endeared him to fans around the country and the world at large. He’s shared stages with The Lumineers, Jake Bugg, Middle Kids, and Lime Cordiale to name a few, and several sold out national headline tours in minutes. As well as playing some of Australia’s biggest Festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls, Party in the Paddock, Yours and Owls and Fairgrounds.
Coming off the back of the last year, arguably the most difficult any of us have experienced, it feels right for almost any art that emerges in this time to have the caveat of “necessary evil.” Whether it’s political, environmental, financial or public health turmoil, 2020 put us all through the ringer and undoubtedly it will have an impact on music and culture for years to come. But what feels immediate for us comes from a lifetime of experiences to Organ, and he’s saved the very best for his debut album.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.