Dawn is a gritty, uniquely Australian record - simultaneously classic and contemporary. The songwriting is in turns optimistic, angry, melancholic and on occasions bruisingly honest. The music is fluid, live and raw, recorded in one room on eight channels of analog tape. The electric connection between Emma and the band comes through in every beat.
Taking cues from the burgeoning soul revival but with a far looser interpretation than many releases in the style, Dawn is no attempt at reviving a bygone era. There’s no horn section. There’s more rock in there. There’s more country in there. There’s more - in Emma’s words - “blackfella music” in there. The songwriting is more akin to classic Aboriginal bands like Coloured Stone than it is to Sharon Jones.
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Smooth and jazzy with the light funk style of Roy Ayers, ‘Dawn’ is a brilliant grab bag of the best parts of ‘70s groove.
|Number Of People In Act||6 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Dawn|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Emma Donovan & The PutBacks|
|Media Servicing Date||2014-11-14|
|Genre 3||Australian Indigenous|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.emmadonovan.com/|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/emmadonovansmusic|
|Content Provider||Little Giant|