“I made the decision there and then that someday I would write like you.”
Love Letter To A Record
“I can’t even remember how I came across Graceland by Paul Simon, it’s almost like the first time that I heard it, it had always already been with me.”
Brae Fisher of Sydney outfit Dear Seattle on the Kings Of Leon record that inspired him to start making music.
Having just released their debut album ‘Surrender’ Set Mo reflect on the Moby album that taught them so much about the music they wanted to make.
“The only album I’ve learned in its entirety”
“I remember thinking to myself that night, this is perfect, this is worth living for.”
“Even though you were cold and strange and totally disinterested in my desperate need for a chorus, you were and still are one bad-assed, uncompromised individual”
“From the very first note, I fell in love with you.”
Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one
“In a world where a lot of people are losing interest in albums, this is an absolute work of art and the most solid two fingers up to those who have given up on the format.”
“Art, bravery, a new kind of sound, fragility and aggression. It’s different to anything I’ll ever hear again.”
“A big blue whale in the starry sky of my wildest dreams.”
“Lines in P.K songs are kind of like Springsteen songs. Everyone has a different one that is theirs, that talks to them that really resounds with them, that defines them.”
“I am certainly not being dramatic enough when one considers the scale at which you have changed my life.”
“This album sonically embodies the perspective of an introvert, and I love to listen to it the most when I’m alone.”
“You taught me that music can be gentle and sweet but still make you want to cry at the same time.”
“I’m not just talking musically here. I think you actually helped me be able to express myself to the people around me.”
“Thank you for making my favourite album of all time.”
“The first time I heard you, I was 14 and it was like I felt my heart break for the first time “
What other debut album this side of the Pacific could have dreamed of influencing heavy music the way you did?