PREMIERE: Quinton Trembath - Get cold, write songs
Prolific and passionate, Quinton Trembath has today dropped his first taste of new music for the year. Get cold, write songs and its accompanying film is the fantastic lead single off EP Things to tell you, also released today.
Sincere, honest and unabashedly open about the intimacies of his life, Quinton Trembath, carves a path through the Australian touring circuit like few others. It's a path cut out of smiles, friendships and an infectious energy that unifies more people than I'm sure Trembath could even realise. Having recently moved to Brisbane, I was in no way shocked to find the most frequent point of common ground when meeting new people came from Quinton Trembath house shows or the stories from them. There's something distinctly human in the Quinton Trembath experience that sparks something more in it's listener.
Maybe it's the journalistic, diary keeping nature of Trembath's song writing or the welcoming nature of Trembath in real life. Whatever it is there's something special happening here, which makes the release of Get cold, write songs and Things to to tell you all the more welcome. A new song and EP presents the opportunity to catch up on the life events of a truly remarkable human in such detail that you feel as though you're there beside him throughout.
Lead single off today's release, Get cold, write songs rings out with the beautiful warmth of a hand written letter to a friend running their life on a parallel line. An update on day to day life from shoplifting to jacket shopping to grander plans of Auckland carer trips. There's a genuine longing in Trembath's voice and beauty in his lyrics. This beauty is exemplified in a lyric about using Tinder to find friends only to tell them of the person the song is targeted at.
Get cold, write songs is a luscious, intimate and truly gorgeous song and the perfect leaping off point for listening to new EP Things to tell you. Written in the backyards of friends during Trembath's extremely brief breaks from constant touring Things to tell you promises to scrutinise the events and details that influence the flow of Trembath's mood as he constantly flips between an exhausted melancholy and a fierce enthusiasm for the way he lives his life.
With EP Things to tell you out today, late August will see Quinton and his brilliantly talented fiddle player, Hannah Morrell, hitting the road again to sing his songs with friends in Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
Listen to and download Things to tell you on Bandcamp.