New Music: Josh Rennie-Hynes ‘Picture Frame’

Following the release of his acclaimed debut 2014 Album February Josh Rennie-Hynes is set to release his stunning second album Furthermore on August 26th through MGM. Following the release he will embark on a national tour of both Australia and New Zealand from September.

Furthermore was recorded in Rennie-Hynes’ personal studio, on his Family farm in Woodford, Queensland. Over the period of three weeks, working everyday from morning until late night, Rennie-Hynes produced, engineered and recorded all of the songs alongside his friend, Steve Grady. Together, they played the bulk of the instruments, with a focus on capturing the essence of each song and building it from a bed rock live performance of just Rennie-Hynes and a Guitar. The result is an album which is organic, cohesive, yet also eclectic, with Rennie-Hynes’ warm and assured vocal providing the common thread throughout.

The first single from the album, ‘Rosie’ is a song Rennie-Hynes penned for a Woman he met on tour who was struggling with depression. While the latest single ‘Picture Frame’ is a hauntingly beautiful song with a driving drum beat, crunchy electric guitars, weeping pedal steel and Josh’s distinctive vocal at the centre of it all.

The film clip for ‘Picture Frame’ was shot in the Northern NSW Hinterland, Rennie-Hynes explains “We found some great locations,  it’s a beautiful part of Australia; The Cane fields, the Mountains, The Rivers. We managed to gain access to shoot in a historic Homestead that was built in the late 1800’s. Stepping inside, it literally felt like a movie set, everything appeared to be in the same place as it would have been 120 years ago, except with a layer of dust and cobwebs.”

Since the release of his first album, Rennie-Hynes has toured relentlessly throughout Australia, New Zealand and the USA including shows at the Americana music conference in Nashville. With several of Australia’s most prestigious festivals on his list, including the Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Nannup Music Festival, Josh will be hitting the road for the Remainder of 2016 in support of Furthermore.


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