Fanning’s rolling in new songs
BERNARD Fanning is certainly no victim of writer’s block.
The beloved Australian musician and singer visits the Tanks Arts Centre tonight where he will perform for a sold out crowd.
Tomorrow, he will do it all again for yet another at-capacity audience at the iconic venue.
Playing with him on both occasions will be Fanning’s band The Black Fins.
The two performances form part of Fanning’s national tour to promote is latest record Civil Dusk.
Released in the middle of the year, the album has been given four Aria Award nomination nods, including for Best Adult Contemporary Album.
Civil Dusk is not a standalone project, although it is a complete album. Part two, Brutal Dawn, is headed for release early next year. It emerged, in part, because Fanning simply had a wealth of material to draw from.
Following the release of his 2013 album Departures and its accompanying tour, the former Powerderfinger frontman took some time away, moving to Madrid with his Spanish partner and their young children.
“It was always only going to be a year while we had the opportunity before our kids started school basically,” he explains. “So I just worked over there. I wrote the majority of Civil Dusk over there when I was in Spain.”
He may have been writing in a country with a rich music culture, but Fanning can’t say for sure how his writing locale influenced the end product.
“Essentially I was actually in a basement which had no windows. So, like I could’ve been in, I could’ve been in Townsville.”