The wait is finally over.
After years of having Liam Finn’s album FOMO, and Neil Finn’s last solo album, One Nil on constant repeat, they’re both back with brand new albums which are overflowing with great tunes to blast in your ears!
Neil Finn takes us to new heights
February 7, 2014 saw the release of Neil Finn’s third solo album, Dizzy Heights, which is his first solo record for over a decade (since 2001!). You couldn’t say that Neil Finn wasn’t doing anything in between his solo albums however. With two Crowded house albums and some tours, a Finn Brothers album and tours, his Seven World’s Collide project and then the Pajama Club’s record and shows.. these Finn’s don’t seem to know the meaning of the words ‘slow down’ or ‘stop.’
Prior to the official release of ‘Dizzy Heights‘ in February, Neil shared a few songs on various webcasts and streams online, but now with the full album released, he is preparing for a monstrous tour around Australia, the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Europe. He also told the NZ Herald that some New Zealand shows are on the cards for the middle of the year some time, so if you’re a fan, keep an eye on his website for that official announcement.
Countless newspapers, magazines, reviewers and bloggers have all shared this opinions on this new album. Music Feeds Australia stated: “It is a seamless blend of Finn’s longstanding pop-craft and latter-day adventures and it satisfies on both counts. Whereas writers on popmatters.com believe that: “If you’re familiar with Finn’s work with Split Enz and Crowded House, you may be profoundly disappointed in this rich, ornate and orchestrated album, oozing with drippy strings.”
Personally I am a fan, but what I really want to know is what do you think? Comment below and let us know what you think of the new album and watch the video for his latest single ‘Dizzy Heights‘ off the album below:
So there’s a little bit more waiting to do…
As for Liam Finn‘s new album, titled ‘Nihilist,’ we’ve still got a little bit more waiting to go, with an announced release date of April 8th.
Since the release of his last critically acclaimed album, FOMO, in 2011, Liam Finn toured for about a year before discovering the need to explore somewhere/something else, which resulted in him uprooting himself from New Zealand and moving to New York, where he recorded the album and speaks candidly about how the city and culture is reflected in his art.
Teasing us with a number of tracks from the new album, Liam played two shows in January- one in Auckland and another in Wellington during his brief visit promoting the new album, also prior to his upcoming shows around New York in March.
While we continue to wait in anticipation for the album to be released, feast your eyes and ears on the video for ‘Snug As Fuck,’ the current single from the forthcoming album and comment below what your thoughts on it are.
Music Nation were also lucky enough to catch Liam Finn on his fleeting visit home for an exclusive interview prior to the release of ‘Nihilist.’ So keep your eyes on our website for that coming soon.