Alternative folk/rock troubadour Tim Wheatley, has launched the pre-order for his forthcoming sophomore album, Pillar to Post, out August 25th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The album features Wheatley's current single -Her Wicked Ways' – watch the cinematic video starring Australian actress Jess McNamee, shot on location in the California dessert, here.
Pillar to Post was crafted in three parts whilst Wheatley was straddling the pacific and touring his debut album Cast Of Yesterday. The seeds were sown in Melbourne with long time collaborator Michael Badger (Demon Parade, The Sparrows), and came to fruition in Los Angeles, with producer Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Beck, Sheryl Crowe). It was later finished up by Wheatley and his band at Boulevard Recording Studios, Hollywood. Pillar to Post follows Wheatley's 2015 debut album Cast Of Yesterday which received critical-acclaim and hit the Top 10 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart.
-Pillar to Post' is certainly a collection of songs born of harder times than my debut," explains Tim. 'The influence Los Angeles has had on my music came in ways I didn't expect. Rather than painting a sundrenched California, I found myself reaching for home in Australia. I was writing songs about the road when I was at home, and songs about home when I was out on the road. I found myself losing the battle with the tyranny of distance and was having an ongoing arm-wrestle with life's guilty pleasures. The sheer brutality of the -LA hustle' was very hard to come to grips with – I found the highs were high, and the lows were low, and there was absolutely nothing in between".
Pillar to Post is available for pre-order now ahead of its release on August 25th.
Pillar to Post Tracklisting:
Snakes Amongst the Cane feat. Helena Vestergaard
Her Wicked Ways
Old Hollywood (Things I've Seen)
The Rest of the Way
Pillar to Post
Naked as the Day