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Caitlin Park

Never one to submit to popular trends, Sydney’s own folk genius Caitlin Park has followed her initiative to create sophomore release The Sleeper.

“Conceptually the whole album is about time and the lightness and darkness of time,” Park explains. “You lose quite a lot of time when you’re asleep, but you could either think of that as lost or gained time.”

“The title track of the album turns sleep into a creature. Something that the listener feels like they aspire to in a way, because it’s physically very strong and has a lot of personal freedom because time isn’t an issue to them.”

Contrasting with her debut offering Milk Annual, this time around it was a much tighter schedule.

The Sleeper was recorded over eight days in one place and (previous album) Milk Annual was recorded over five or six years in my various bedrooms,” she says.

“I don’t know if I preferred it this time round, but it fits with what I am doing now,” she muses. “This album is very personal to me. The songs were all written about something that happened in my life, so it’s very close to my heart. I’m really ecstatic about the way that it’s turned out.” (CD)

May 1, Venue505, 280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills, $11+bf, venue505.com.au

‘The Sleeper’ is out May 2 via Create/Control

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