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TIMOTHY NELSON RELEASES STRIPPED BACK SINGLE ‘THE WORKING WEEKEND’

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Barely a month has passed since Timothy Nelson released the melancholic slacker-lullaby ‘Summer They Say’, which brought noddling guitars and lush, Beach Boys-esque harmonies to the forefront, and even managed enter the French Pop iTunes charts.

On his new ballad ‘The Working Weekend’, Timothy Nelson strips it all back to just an acoustic guitar, an old piano, and one voice.

“This song kind of fell out of the sky, almost in one piece,” Nelson says. “I wrote it some time ago, and I was thinking about getting older, living as a musician, going away a lot… and how that compares to a more straightforward, simplistic lifestyle.”

Nelson opens the song with the line “Lucy lights a candle on the island in the kitchen, and pulls a fresh ashtray down from the cupboard”, setting the scene for a whirlwind tale of late nights and red-eye flights (“it’s furry teeth for sunrise, while we smoke the taxi rank, and the early flight is where I’ll find some rest”), crashing in sharehouses (“drunk as we descend upon our twenty-ninth year livin’, and I don’t have to ask if I can stay”) and comparing a rickety train ride through Lousiana to a life of yearning for more:

“Oh the railway lines through the Delta, 
they lay upon a restless clay
Shifting like the shoulder you’re longing to lean on, 
and only getting worse with the rain”

“The Working Weekend” is the fourth single from Nelson’s upcoming album – due out March 2021 – following Your House, Biding Time and Summer The Say.

“I feel like this kind of song never would’ve been a ‘single’ under usual circumstances, but with the way the world has changed I think pretty much anything goes, and I’m quite excited to give this song a moment of it’s own, rather than it be tucked away at the end of a record. It’s the rawest thing I’ve done in a while.”

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To celebrate the launch of the single, Timothy will play 2 WA shows following a string of sold-out launch shows for his previous releases in 2020.

Friday 23rd October
Milk Bar | PERTH
w/ Special Guests Joan & The Giants, Segue and Long Lost Friend
Tickets from Oztix

Saturday 24th October
The Fire Station | BUSSELTON
Free Entry

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