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Lonely Tree (LP | 2024)

by Tom Snowdon

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1.
Protection 04:29
Dreams, come back to my side Be like something real Speak Dazed, take me by the hand Light my cigarette I’ll believe It’s heaven, when I’m in your hands When there’s nothing left, here Oh, I was topped up I was tripped down I was propped up In my need, I bridge to you But it floods at its heart, never leads me through I don’t need your protection like I need your love It’s a broken connection not a light above Falling, falling like a feather Put me back together Hold me, hold me like a treasure Sunlight in every weather Oh, I was topped up I was tripped down I was propped up In my need, I bridge to you But it floods at its heart, never leads me through I don’t need your protection like I need your love It’s a broken connection not a light above I get lost in the moment, I get weak at the knees It’s a broken connection and it’s all I see
2.
True Crime 03:54
I’m destined to be Alone and longing for someone Your face, caught on the breeze I know it’s not me My part is ended And all I happen to see Is visions of my true crime Cracked, dreaming of you Like it was my first time Every day, I look away You creep to me, wait by my corner Stooped, picking up things I’m reminded, my sleep is ended And all I happen to see Is visions of my true crime Cracked, dreaming of you Like it was my first time My true crime I think of your skin The softness of it, oh how it pains me It links to my everything I reach for it I only remember And all I happen to see Is visions of my true crime Cracked, dreaming of you Like it was my first time All I find My true crime Your face, caught on my breeze I know it’s not me My part is ended
3.
Lose My Body 03:39
When I start to lose my body When I start to lose my self When I start to feel some hope There in the bottom of your hands When I start to lose my body When I start to lose myself When I start to feel some home There in the bottom of your hands I wanted love from the other side I wanted hope to see I wanted you from the other side I wanted us to hide When I start to lose my body When I start to lose myself When I start to feel some hope There in the bottom of your hands When I start to lose my body When I start to lose myself When I start to feel some hope There in the hollow of your hands I wanted love from the other side I wanted hope to see I wanted you from the other side I wanted us to hide I wanted love from the other side I wanted hope to see I wanted you from the other side I wanted us to hide
4.
Anybody 03:49
You’ve been counting Every fall, now I Can’t get over All the walls, and I Know you hate it Oh, I hate it too In a slow rush Out of bed, oh I Wanted chances But I fucked up instead Don’t get over Don’t get over it Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better Take me with you when you go, in an Open pocket of your coat, it was Friday night when I, when I saw it go Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better You need to know And I’ve gotta say That I carry you with me Every day You need to hear And I wanna say That I carry you with me Every day, every day Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better Never anybody, anybody, never anybody better
5.
Beta Drug 03:58
Wait, you’re my courage I lie on my back and look up At your star Life, out my window Keeps moving like nothing has changed Like you’re still here I breathe in slowly empty air And I see how I’m lost It’s all I think about Now you’re gone I don’t wanna fake this Come back to the test, I want the beta drug Meet me for a walk so I can lose myself And find my way back to your arms Wherever you are It’s like I’d be better Lying on my back and just dreaming Every day Cos every minute you’re not here I just see how I’m lost And everyone goes on like you’re still here I don’t wanna fake this Come back to the test, I want the beta drug Meet me for a walk so I can lose myself And find my way back to your arms Wherever you are Wait Come back to the test, I want the beta drug Meet me for a walk so I can lose myself And find my way back to your arms Wherever you are
6.
Nora Creina 03:54
Here, my love, lean into me Sunkissed dreams, on a beach somewhere We’ll lose our phones and get clear enough To trust ourselves and just drift off I wish your stare would keep me I wish your stare would keep me here Your love isn’t fair, but it’s everywhere Your love isn’t fair, but it’s all I want In the sand, flies come bite me Sunlight fades, long roads lead me in We took, took too long in the endlessness I sit and dream of things that I miss I wish your stare would keep me I wish your stare would keep me here Your love isn’t fair, but it’s everywhere Your love isn’t fair, but it’s all I want Your love isn’t fair, but it’s everywhere Your love isn’t fair, but it’s all I want
7.
Empty Start 03:55
When the light broke through A breath came rushing at my chest I fell asleep in promises Listening for the notes of your song Of your song, of your song One day I’ll break through I’ll break free like only lovers do Until then I’ll just echo in your blood Echo with the notes of your song When I said that I want to be more than Oh, I need this Give me something else to hold onto I was in your spell and I forgot that Oh, I want it Give me something else to hold onto An empty start An empty start And it breaks me down The veins in my arms they fill with shadow I run but your song it’s like an arrow It follows, it ends up at my heart I need, an empty start I need, an empty start When I said that I want to be more than Oh, I need this Give me something else to hold onto I was in your spell and I forgot that Oh, I want it Give me something else to hold onto An empty start An empty start An empty start An empty start
8.
Lonely Tree 04:50
Hold me, I’m restless And I can’t breathe Carefully I take my own medicine My only good company In my dreams it’s murder In my days it’s fear There’s a dog in my room and it’s watching me There are voices in my ear I had a chance to be okay Just walk right through that door But restless am I, with my hand on the wire I blow up the stable plane I blow up the stable plane And my home reeks of dust And curtains pull me under And I just, just can’t breathe I’m changed, I’m aged, I’m encumbered What did my heart say to me? I should leave before the rains Instead I sat still, hoping for change And mould grows over my body And I can’t breathe And my home reeks of dust And curtains pull me under And I just, just can’t breathe I’m changed, I’m aged, I’m encumbered And my home reeks of dust And curtains pull me under And I just, just can’t breathe I’m changed, I’m aged, I’m encumbered I’m changed, I’m aged, I’m encumbered I’m changed, I’m aged, I’m encumbered
9.
What I Hide 03:41
When my hope starts to brace And my drugs turn to homes And my gaze starts to drop Will my feet leave the ground? What I’ve got, what I need, what I want What I’ve done, what I see, what I hide What I’ve lost, what I hide from Fuck my life I’ve waded out for you What I love, what I burn, what I do What I bring back to you What I do to go on stuck in chains Watch me sigh, out of dust, seasons strange Floating by, hazy nights Shadows What I’ve got, what I need, what I want What I’ve done, what I see, what I hide What I’ve got, what I need, what I want What I’ve done, what I hide from

about

Performing artist Tom Snowdon already has an impressive back-catalogue - one album with his first band Lowlakes, two albums with No Mono - but now he shares details of his first solo album Lonely Tree. In the past, Snowdon’s work has centred on hazy atmospheres, and in expressing emotions via metaphors of elemental forces - water, ice, air and light. His affinity with nature is still present on Lonely Tree, but here we see Snowdon navigating his ruminations and desires in a more direct way, offering glimpses into a more personal story. With one eye on the past, and another on the “what could have been” (what Snowdon calls ‘the lingering alternative’), he yearns for a stabilising hand to keep him present and hopeful in the here and now, and sends his voice reaching out across broad sonic landscapes to find one. Across its nine songs Lonely Tree is an exploration of loss and hope, of things ending and new things beginning. Led by Snowdon's famously haunting voice, the album is a journey into a dream-like world of the intangible, and one of deeply personal reflection.

The photos on the album art were taken on Western Arrernte Country, west of Mparntwe/Alice Springs - Snowdon’s home town. During the emotionally tumultuous time of writing, Snowdon spent periods at home and felt its safety and peace. The landscape of Central Australia has long been inspiration for the artist, and is something he echoes on Lonely Tree - the dramatic beauty, the peace and lingering space, its otherworldliness; and also the extreme nature of it - the harsh climate and textures of rock and sand, the big skies and the extreme isolation that welcomes people looking for an escape.

credits

released February 9, 2024

These songs were written and recorded in various places and studios across Australia, namely at BellBird Studio, Collingwood, my family home in Central Australia, Brumby’s Basement and Al’s Shed on the South Coast. All songs mixed by Tom Iansek at BellBird Studio. All songs mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound, New York. Album artwork photo: Western Arrernte Country, near my family home in Central Australia, by Shaun Edwards. Artwork compilation and arrangement by Tari Northwood and Anthony "Gadget" Goddard.

Protection/ written, recorded, performed, and produced by Tom Snowdon, Simon Lam and Tom Iansek.  
Cello performed by Phoebe Go. 

True Crime/ written, recorded, performed, and produced by Tom Snowdon, Tom Iansek and Luke Howard. 
Strings performed by Esther Henderson. 

Lose My Body/ written, recorded, performed, and produced by Tom Snowdon, Alistair Wright and Tom Iansek.
Backing vocals performed by Alistair Wright. 

Anybody/ written by Tom Snowdon, Megan Washington and Tom Iansek. Produced, performed, and recorded by Tom Snowdon and Tom Iansek. Backing vocals performed by Megan Washington. 

Beta Drug/ written recorded, performed, and produced by Tom Snowdon, Alistair Wright and Tom Iansek. 

Nora Creina/ written, recorded, performed, and produced by Tom Snowdon, Luke Howard and Tom Iansek. 
Strings performed by Esther Henderson. 

Empty Start/ written, recorded, performed, and produced by Tom Snowdon, Jonathan Boulet 
and Tom Iansek. 

Lonely Tree/ written, recorded, performed, and produced by Tom Snowdon and Tom Iansek. 
Strings performed by Esther Henderson. 

What I Hide/ written by Tom Snowdon and Alistair Wright. Produced, performed, and recorded by Tom Snowdon and Tom Iansek. Backing vocals performed by Alistair Wright.

Thank You
I couldn’t have made this record without a lot of help from many people. I would like to sincerely thank my  manager Tom Fraser for his unwavering support, encouragement, patience, and belief in my work; Jo Syme for her dedication to helping me to realise this release and for always being there to help; Tom Iansek for your care, dedicated listening and supervision with these songs; my family and partner Tari for your unconditional support and encouragement, and for helping me to pick myself up when I needed it; and to Central Australia, which continues to inspire and nourish. A huge thanks also to my friends and collaborators who worked on this record with me – Alistair Wright, Luke Howard, Megan Washington, Tom Iansek, Simon Lam, and  Jonathan Boulet. I loved making these songs with you.

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