Penny Hewson Album Review: It’s An Endless Desire
This is an album for those who run a gift shop in a pleasant country town where it’s always Autumn (we’re thinking Daylesford) and need a new addition to their in-store rotation.
This is an album for a sound tech waiting for Holly Throsby to set up, and needing some tunes to appease her fans.
This is an album for a short film maker needing music for a scene of someone walking home in the rain after a breakup. (see track: ‘Salty Sea’)
This is an artist for members of the band Thursday who might be curious to hear their sound if they turned female and acoustic and had their drums stolen. (see track: ‘(I Won’t) Settle For Less’)
If any of the above sentences describe you, then you know what to do with It’s An Endless Desire – Penny Hewson’s latest offering. If all of the above sentences describe you, then you are way too busy in your life, and to avoid burnout should consider focusing on one career at a time. This record should be of use to you too…maybe pop it on, clear your mind, and start pondering your transition to a one-industry livelihood. From the super smooth blend of horns and words in ‘Between The Lines’ to the window shattering vocals in ‘Higher’, and all the chilled-out-yet-threatening-to-get-boppy tracks in between, this release has all the ingredients to get you pensive. And did we mention life experience? After 10 years in LA working in the music industry, a career which has included managing The Avalanches and playing in about 50 (exaggeration) bands, Hewson has some wisdom. She only just recently returned to Melbourne, found some fancy microphones, and went to work at sharing it. Welcome back Penny!
It’s An Endless Desire is out August 17 through Popboomerang Records.