Let Loose the Beating Birds
Adelaide singer-songwriter Jen Lush is known for her spacious, emotive vocals, passionate live performances and soaring, starkly modern folk songs that detour into darker pop ballads to hammer on your heart.
From her diverse artistic background in dance, theatre and electronica music in Europe and the UK, to the folk-rock decade with Cat Dog Bird, her most recent solo album The Night’s Insomnia – a collection of contemporary Australian poetry crafted into songs, has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.
Jen is due to release her second studio album in mid 2021, recorded at Wizard Tone studios with her new band – James Brown, Sam Cagney, Mark Seddon and Paul Angus. In this new work Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies and complexities of motherhood, art and life in the suburbs, whilst examining the broader environmental and political landscape of our current times.
“Lush’s spacious vocal gives weight to the potent imagery. ’It means letting the soft words of a hundred birds fly into you.’ Wonderful stuff.”
— John Baker, The Baker Suite
“A collection of poems put to beautiful music and sung with such reverence and thoughtfulness, ‘The Night’s Insomnia’ is masterful, deep and alluring. This music is the sound of dusk descending upon the Adelaide Hills in the Summer like a cool, sheer blanket and the voice of Jen Lush is the stars that poke through it. Just beautiful!” — Khristian Mizzi
Jen Lush with Tara Carragher, Chris Parkinson, Richard Coates, Robyn Chalklen and Mark Seddon.