Sunday, August 6, 2017

CD Review: Paul Kelly Preaches That "Life Is Fine" With New His New Release

Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly is preparing to release his new studio album "Life Is Fine" on August 11th. He will then follow that up with a U.S. tour, his first in 13 years. Kelly also returns to performing live with a backing band on this new release as the energy of these twelve new songs spill over with excitement and emotion.

He begins with the shuffle of "Rising Moon" as the music grows larger with each verse. He continues with the high-energy of the pop/rock melody of "Finally Something Good," then delivers the guitar boogie of "Firewood And Candles." Vika Bull lends her strong vocals to the classic, Bessie Smith-style jazz of "My Man's Got A Cold" and Linda Bull sings lead on the contemporary rock piece "Don't Explain," which was written over 25 years ago by Kelly. He wraps up his new album with the piano-led "I Smell Trouble" as it builds with intensity and the acoustic folk poetry of "Life Is Fine."

Paul Kelly will begin his U.S. tour on September 17th in Washington D.C. For a complete list of live dates and to find out more about his new album "Life Is Fine," please visit paulkelly.com.

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