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DAVEY LANE: THE ‘DON’T BANK YOUR HEART ON IT’ INTERVIEW

Davey Lane has released his brand new solo album Don’t Bank Your Heart On It, an LP that truly signals his arrival as a songwriter and singer to match his musical skills… and he has done so with some of his greatest musical allies from Jimmy Barnes, Todd Rundgren, Vika & Linda, Robyn Hitchcock, Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard, his You Am I bandmate Tim Rogers and Tommy Stinson of The Replacements.

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Davey Lane to discuss the making of the album and his gear.

Don’t Bank Your Heart On It is as diverse as it is engaging, swinging from stomping glam-rock to wondrous orchestral psych-pop, from synth instrumental I Look Inside through the cinematic pop of You Were A Mirage through to the ‘60s-tinged melodic glories of Beguile Me, Palindrome and Affection’s Walking the Wires. Yet despite the diverse nature of the tracks, with a superb mix and Lane’s unique personality and character, it all works together brilliantly, showcasing the many facets of this unique and much respected artist.

Alongside the album Davey Lane has also released an official video for the latest track off the record, Acceptance, featuring Todd Rundgren and Vika and Linda. The clip, created and edited by none other than Lane himself features the four as floating heads through a cyber wonderland cut together with flashes of instrumentation.

Of the video and single ‘Acceptance’ Davey Lane writes “ My record tracks an odd couple of years in my life – falling outta love, fallin in love again, gettin’ your heart broken, questioning your own existence as a result – all themes that are well-worn fodder for the singer-songwriter of course. A gateway from things such as these to the rest of one’s life is acceptance. Acceptance is a concept we all grapple with at times, seemingly now moreso than ever. I started writing a song about it, and since acceptance can only be grasped (for me anyhow) with the help of wiser, kinder, worldlier folk around me, I thought I’d ask three of my musical heroes to deliver the answers to the existential questions I was asking of myself at the time I was writing it. Thankfully they said yes, and it’s the utmost honour of mine to have Todd Rundgren and Vika & Linda play the wisened wizards ’n angels to my hapless fool… ”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ACCEPTANCE BELOW

DAVEY LANE – ‘DON’T BANK YOUR HEART ON IT’ OUT NOW

DON’T BANK YOUR HEART ON IT TRACKLIST

SIDE A
1. I’ll Swim Ashore
2. A Clear Road
3. Never Ever Comin’ Back Again
4. Gotcha Money On Yr Mind (w/Jimmy Barnes)
5. I’ll Set U Free (w/Stu Mackenzie)
6. Some Other Wonder
SIDE B
1. Beguile Me, Palindrome
2. Affection’s Walkin’ The Wires
3. You Were A Mirage
4. I Look Inside…
5. Leave It To The Moderns
6. Acceptance (w/Todd Rundgren and Vika & Linda

www.daveylane.com.au