One week out from her highly anticipated performances at the first Australian C2C FESTIVAL in Sydney and Brisbane, Nashville based singer/songwriter SINEAD BURGESS has returned to Australia and the airwaves with her brand new single ‘RENO’.
Teaming up once again with co-writers and California rockers ‘The Federal Empire’ (consisting of Grammy nominated writer McKay Stevens & Chad Wolf, former front man of band ‘Carolina Liar’) Burgess’ new tune reflects tones of an Americana-laced Sheryl Crow, whilst staying true to her signature brutally honest, story-telling nature.
‘I got the idea pulled up in front of a run down motel in Reno, Nevada. The rooms had these incredibly kitschy peach doors that look like they hadn’t been cleaned since the 70s, and I started to daydream about how it would feel planning a big life from such a small room. So much of my own story and yearning for growth and adventure found its way into the lyrics and all of a sudden., we ended up with a grungy, Petty-inspired song.’
Burgess recorded ‘Reno’ in Nashville at Trace Horse Studios, enlisting the expertise of talented producer/ writer Logan Wall,known specifically for his heartfelt, organic production. The project was a facet of Burgess’
‘Nashville Songwriter Residency Grant for 2019’ awarded to her by the Australian Arts Council, a grant received by only one Australian per year. This funding allowed her the resources to spend 3 months solidly in Nashville writing and working on new music, an opportunity that has well and truly pushed her career up another gear. The residency concluded last week for Burgess, with 4 Americanafest showcases, performing alongside other showcasing Aussies Ella Hooper, Brad Butcher, The Maes and more as apart of Sounds Australia. The shows had Sinead performing ‘Reno’ for the first time live, an opportunity that was met with much attention by both industry and fans alike.
‘Reno’ is a full band offering, a notably bigger sound compared to Burgess’ 2018 record ‘Damaged Goods’ which is more of a stripped down, acoustic record. Burgess perfectly treads the line between earthy, heartfelt musicianship and catchy, melodic pop with ‘Reno’, ensuring fans of her previous release will not be disappointed.
Catch Sinead Burgess performing alongside Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Midland & more September 28th at Qudos Bank Arena and September 29th at Brisbane Entertainment Centre for C2C Festival Australia.