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“Come to Papa” is the first single from Tim Richmond Group’s new album “What’s in the Middle?” — out July 1, 2016.
The follow-up to Richmond’s strikingly understated 2012 ‘solo’ album “Dot” is an altogether different affair, with elements of funk, dark disco and 60s pastoral sounds finding their way into the Melbourne musician’s skewed pop/folk repertoire.
Case in point is first single “Come to Papa” — drummer Joe Alexander (Terrible Truths) and bassist Mark Monnone (ex-Lucksmiths) work up a heady groove throughout the verse before climbing to the chorus — a waltz-y singalong custom-made for when the football’s sailing through the big posts, into the crowd; the song’s curious title and chorus line make perfect sense when revealed as the climax to a list of seemingly nonsensical sporting tropes.
Produced by John Lee (Lost Animal, The Ancients) at Phaedra Studios in Melbourne, “What’s in the Middle?” is as warm in delivery as it is far-reaching in ambition.