BEACH FOSSILS – ” The Other Side of Life: Piano Ballads “

Posted: September 23, 2021 in MUSIC

Pandemic lockdown has delivered a lot of unexpected records, but Beach Fossils recording an album of jazz piano renditions of their songs is still a surprise. The record was inspired by former drummer Tommy Gardner who would play them on tour. “I was astounded by the amount of musical talent that he possessed,” says Payseur. “On tour, whenever we were in a green room with a piano, Gardner would sit down and start improvising Beach Fossils songs in a jazzy style. He would be playing the melodies for the guitars, bass and vocals all together. It’s not like he rehearsed it, it would be the first time he’d ever attempted to play these songs, and it was always beautiful. For years I had the idea of turning these piano versions of Beach Fossils songs into an album, and in 2020 when touring came to a sudden halt due to Covid, I reached out to Gardner and asked if he wanted to finally make this album.” Check out the piano version of “This Year” (from 2017’s Somersault) and the album, The Other Side of Life: Piano Ballads, is out November 19th via Bayonet.

Releases November 19th, 2021

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