(4 / 5)
There’s been quite a few decent albums come out of Australia in recent times. Especially in the roots and acoustic genres. This one is toward the top of the pile in quality.
“Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness” is the fourth studio album from 24-year old, multi award-winning, Australian singer, songwriter and folk rocker Kaurna Cronin, whose music combines folk, acoustic, pop, rock and indie. A born story teller, Kaurna creates a unique blend of narrative style folk songs coupled with group harmonies, catchy hooks and energetic folk jams.
Named ‘Artist Of The Year’ by Folk Alliance Australia in 2015, awarded the prestigious APRA AMCOS ‘Emily Burrows Award’ and ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at Fowler’s Live Awards are just a few of his notable achievements, along with a long list of national and international festival performances.
Influenced by his family’s visits to the Australian folk festival circuit and hearing music from the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young and Paul Kelly, the flame was lit and young Kaurna began to write, and perform his songs on streets all over Australia and Europe.
The son of a professional clown, he grew up first developing circus skills with a dream to entertain. He now harnesses a natural ability to engage and inspire crowds internationally. But don’t expect him to don a red nose or over-sized shoes! He’s dead serious about his music.
Kaurna has performed in venues, on street corners and festivals worldwide, and alongside artists such as Keith Urban, Michael Franti, Robert Forster, John McCutcheon, Colin Hay from Men At Work and Roscoe James-Irwin (Cat Empire).
“Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness” is a very pleasing and varied, poetic collection of moods, ideas and tales – all written by Kaurna – pieced together by Kaurna and his gifted band; Kiah Gossner, Tom Kneebone, Kyrie Anderson, Dom Symes, Matt Morison, Laura Knowling and Naomi Keyte.
The songs, reminiscent of a life on the wide open road and the three ever present emotions encountered throughout his lifelong musical journey; you guessed it; Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness. An artist well worth discovering or getting re-acquainted with.
By Simon Redley
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