Jack Carty - Songwriting
Critically acclaimed Australian songwriter Jack Carty writes with an honesty, patience and love of the craft learned through the sheltered valleys and close-knit communities of a rural childhood spent in sleepy Bellingen, NSW. It’s a rare thing that has allowed the poetic traveller to take his quiet truths and breathtak-ing live show to audiences across The UK, Europe, North America, New Zea-land and Australia since he first started recording and releasing original music in 2010.
Now in 2020, ten years into a career spanning five full length albums and two EPs; songs on soundtracks; festivals; co-writes with the likes of Dan Wilson (Adele, Semisonic), Blair Dunlop and Jonas Persson; and constant touring (playing headline shows, and at times sharing stages with the likes of Katie Noonan, Josh Pyke, Bernard Fanning, Matt Corby, Lisa Mitchell, Ingrid Michaelson, Brett Dennen, Justin Townes Earle and Joshua Radin); Carty will share his latest offering – The World When It's Sleeping. A collection of five songs written and recorded on returning to Australia after two years spent living, writing, recording and touring in The UK and Europe.
The move home was inspired by Carty’s growing family, and you can hear the joy, the wonder, the vulnerability and the love in these self-produced indie-folk vignettes, recorded between home studios in London and Brisbane. Moody, lyr-ical, at times both cinematic and intensely personal; The World When It’s Sleeping is Carty at his, raw, honest best.
It is clear that - although Carty’s trademark honesty and hopefulness will never desert him - the lovelorn boy of 2011’s ‘One Thousand Origami Birds’, 2012’s ‘Break Your Own Heart’, 2014’s ‘Esk’ and 2016’s ‘Home State’ (which debut-ed as the #1 independent album in Australia, and at #36 on the ARIA album chart) has evolved into an artist of quiet confidence with a renewed excitement for stories and songwriting. His successes have been hard won. Earned on the back of tireless touring, dedication, and the kind of critical acclaim that only honesty in art affords.
Jack recently finished touring Australia with The Festival of Small Halls, taking in Woodford, Cygnet and Illawarra Folk Festivals along the way, and will spend the first half of 2020 on the road nationally with Katie Noonan.
The World When It’s Sleeping is out everywhere April 24.
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN "A sensational album" ★★★★
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD "An album of confession and honesty, but also humour and the sublime" ★★★★