Australian-born, New York-based singer-songwriter Robert Irish today releases his debut EP, Me & Baby. Listen HERE.
On Me & Baby, Robert Irish chronicles the warm embrace of love. A formidable songwriter, who breathes new life into the classics with a tender tribute to his musical partner and wife. The themes of devotion, domesticity and affection are threaded across the EP, made whole with a songwriter able to ground his influences with flourishes of the present, much like contemporaries Kurt Vile and Father John Misty.
The release follows Irish’s debut, the tongue in cheek runaway song ‘All Of You‘ and ‘Venus de Milo‘, a narration of the everyday trials and joy of love with exceptional regality and mystique. ‘Me & Baby‘ is a rolling duet between Irish and his wife Madelaine, a sonic display of passion in domestic life; the collaborative effort of Robert and his band on ‘Could You Learn To Love A River‘, the ultimate song of trust; ‘Seadreams‘s tender build soundtracking a blissful dusk evening spent with a loved one; and complete with Irish’s cover of Ted Lucas‘ ‘Baby Where You are‘.
Combining the tension and tenderness of Roy Orbison with the bittersweet humor and country twang of Lee Hazlewood, Robert Irish’s soaring sun-soaked debut EP Me & Baby finds the songwriter backed byParker Kindred (Amen Dunes, Cass McCombs, Jeff Buckley), Josh Wener (Coco Rosie, Ghostface Killah), and Thomas Bartlett (St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Yoko Ono).
Rolling bass, open-road synths, and desert dive piano come together somewhere in between The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Joined on the title track by his wife and musical collaborator Madelaine Lucas (daughter of Steve Lucas, singer of acclaimed Australian punk band X), Me & Baby hurtles through a landscape of gritty romance, menace, and desire with all the energy of a young couple on the run.
Me & Baby is out now, buy/stream it here.