Beautifully restrained, intimate and slow-burning, The Paper Kites return with new single “For All You Give” featuring UK singer-songwriter Lucy Rose. Carrying the torch of weather-beaten ballads and thoughtful songwriting, this is the first taste of the band's 5th studio album Roses (via Nettwerk Records, details TBA).
“It’s an album of duets - for lack of a better word,” frontman Sam Bentley explains. “A collection of songs we had written and wanted to record with these artists.”
An alluring, dynamic, and diverse company, the Roses vocalists were handpicked by the band to feature on the new album. “It was first and foremost about finding the voices and artists we felt were right for each song,” says Bentley. Along with Lucy Rose, the 10-track album will feature Julia Stone (AU), Nadia Reid (NZ), Maro (PT), Aoife O’Donovan (US), Rosie Carney (UK), Ainslie Wills (AU), Amanda Bergman (SE), Lydia Cole (NZ) & Gena Rose Bruce (AU). Listen to "For All You Give (feat. Lucy Rose)" above.
Produced by Sam Bentley & Tom Iansek (#1 Dads, Big Scary), Roses is a testament to sincere, patient, and understated songwriting. A deeply moving collection of songs, helmed by a cherished selection of artists. Full of power and sentimentality, The Paper Kites gently pull us into uncharted waters.
About The Paper Kites:
Melbourne indie folk five-piece The Paper Kites have won over tens of thousands of fans worldwide since their debut EPs – Young North and Woodland, the latter featuring Gold-certified track “Bloom.” 2013 saw the band release their highly anticipated debut album States, which debuted at #17 on the ARIA Albums chart and #5 on the ARIA Australia Albums chart. With their sophomore album twelvefour, The Paper Kites crafted a delicate yet dynamic album full of color and sound that properly captured the band’s evolution. Collaborating with Los Angeles film-noir artist Gina Higgins on the album's artwork, the band surprised dropped On The Train Ride Home (2018), the first part of a two-part release, with the second album On The Corner Where You Live released later the same year. Having toured across 4 continents, 24 countries, The Paper Kites have played to sold-out crowds around the world. With over 400 million combined streams and nearly 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the band continues to amass new fans wherever they go.