Following international critical acclaim for the beautiful posthumous album from Szymon, -Tigersapp' will be recreated and performed live for the very first time with a special performance at Splendour in the Grass. The songs will be performed by a band comprised of Szymon's siblings Dom, Eva and Kubush Borzestowski and brother in-law Josh Irwin, who will be joined by guest vocalists from some of Australia's biggest acts, to be announced soon.
Szymon, a talented musician from Newcastle, tragically lost his life in 2012 at the age of 23.
The LP, which was lovingly released by friends and family on Eloper Music in 2015, was nominated for an ARIA award for 2015 Best Adult Contemporary Album and featured on the Australian Music Prize long list as well as best of 2015 end of year lists.
'We are thrilled to be offered this amazing opportunity to honor our brother and friend Szymon and his music on such an incredible platform," says Szymon's sister Eva. 'We are so excited to perform, but never imagined we'd be performing Szymon's music without him. We simply want to do justice to his art, and revel in the beauty of his incredible music."
To celebrate this announcement, a special animated video for Floods has been released. The video was created by artist and filmmaker Casual Psychotic.
-Tigersapp's first single Katyusha was followed by the powerful Golden which has since clocked over a million plays cumulatively and topped the Hype Machine charts. The third single Medusa has now clocked up close to 220k Spotify streams as his music continues to find a global audience touching music fans all over the world.
Mixed in part by Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Owen Pallett) and Ian Pritchett (Angus & Julia Stone), Tigersapp is a rich and touching testament to the talents of this singer-songwriter-composer. Szymon built lush layers of guitar, bass, woodwind, drums, synth and samples in his humble home studio, under the moniker of his first name.
Tigersapp Track Listing
Zoo Story (3:49)
Trojan Stalks (2:22)