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JODI PHILLIS - You Are Loved

NEW single and video ‘You Are Loved’, taken from Jodi's forthcoming, 6th solo album ‘We Need to Be Free’
Jodi Phillis – singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sydney's '90s indie-pop darlings The Clouds returns with a new single and video ‘You Are Loved’, taken from her forthcoming, 6th solo album 'We Need to Be Free', to be released on Cheersquad Records & Tapes on July 1st.
Expressing themes of transformation through pain and loss, universal and cosmic themes of love and transcendence and deeply human stories tracking her own internal journey, with ‘We Need to Be Free’ and new single ‘You Are Loved’ Jodi has created arguably her strongest work yet.
As the creator of classic Clouds songs like ‘Hieronymus’, ‘Soul Eater’ and ‘Bower of Bliss’, ‘The Dearhunters’, ‘Ivy’ and stand-out songs from her solo albums such as ‘Becoming’ and ‘Portobello Rd’, it has long been apparent that Jodi Phillis has a fine ear for beguiling melodies and harmonies and is a writer of deeply poignant lyrics.
Today, Jodi Phillis follows her genre-defying muse wherever she leads, and while it has been a long journey travelled since the indie days of the '90s, her current music - with hints of chamber folk, psychedelia and melancholy pop - has a similar melodic sense and familiar sparkle, and as always, her mellifluous vocals shine front and centre.
“A dear friend, poet Martha Sear sent me a poem that she had written for a friend who was going through a rough time. As I read her magical words on the computer screen, a melody formed in my mind. Literally, the song came together in about 5 minutes. It was like a divine transmission.” - Jodi Phillis
Coming out on July 1st, 'We Need to Be Free' will be available as a limited edition, clear vinyl, on CD, on black vinyl, and digitally. All vinyl comes with a download card, and the tracks will also be added to your Bandcamp collection. Pre-order now.
Pre-order album + listen to single
The video for ‘You Are Loved’ was directed by Jodi’s friend, visual artist Derek Kreckler with the help of some other talented and skilful Illawarra creatives: Martin Fox (camera), Linda Luke (best gaffer and choreographer), and Quirine Van Nispen, Jodi’s good friend and partner in art, helped with the styling.
The video stars Todd (T.L. Johnston) as the lost youngster wandering the streets of Wollongong, with all its dreary car parks and shopping centre backstreets full of signs saying "don’t park here", "don’t do this", "don’t do that" etc. Todd finds solace at the sea shore, with the primal force of the ocean, giving them some kind of love and connection that is missing from the human world of rules and conditioning.
Jodi Phillis – You Are Loved
My favourite part is the glistening sunrise radiating through Todd’s body as they wake from a night sleeping rough. I hope it’s hopeful!” – Jodi Phillis
Director Derek Kreckler writes: “The video shoot for ‘You Are Loved’ was made over fourteen months because of the stop-start of Covid-19 lockdowns and rain. We became a team adept at using guerrilla tactics to succeed in-between rain and lockdowns. At the core of the story is a twenty-four-hour journey. The journey traces Todd’s characters’ passage from one place to another while hinting at the often complicated process to realise personal change.

This album was funded in part by Create NSW.
Somebody Else is the first solo album by Phil Jamieson – frontman/singer/songwriter/guitarist for Grinspoon. The album comes on white vinyl and CD Release date: 29 July.
A rare jewel from the Chris Wilson catalogue: The Pub Dogs’ Scatter’s Liver. For the first time on vinyl, and available as a limited edition “yellow and black smash” vinyl. One hundred copies only, and also available on black vinyl. Release date: 8 July.
Pre-order now.
Checkerboard Lounge - Sun Sessions’ is available on limited edition marbled yellow/orange vinyl, black vinyl, and CD (with bonus tracks).
Shop now
On vinyl for the very first time, the wonderful debut album Fudgeland from 90s Melbourne indie pop band, The Glory Box.
Buy here
Tickets for Jodi Phillis' album release tour are on sale now. Tickets
Friday 10 June
Cheeky Geezers support Private Function at the Brunswick Ballroom. SOLD OUT
Saturday 11 June
Georgia Knight is heading to Dark Mofo in Tasmania. In the garden at 6pm.
Saturday 11 June
In Perth, Rinehearts are supporting Motor Ace at Badlands Bar. CANCELLED
Sunday 12 June
Tumbleweed conclude their 30th Anniversary Tour at The Gov in Adelaide. Tickets
Thursday 16 June
Cheeky Geezers are supporting Charlotte & The Harlots at The Leadbeater Hotel in Richmond. Tickets
Sunday 19 June
Our own Wally 'Meanie' Kempton will be DJing at Lulie Tavern after the Community Cup. More info
Bagful of Beez, Cahill Kelly, Checkerboard Lounge, Cheeky Geezers, Chris Wilson, EVEN, Fenn Wilson, Georgia Knight, Gersey, Jasmin Kaset, Jodi Phillis, Immigrant Union, Los Chicos, Minibikes, Money For Rope, Nick Batterham, Nick Craft, Phil Jamieson, Rinehearts, Sandpit, Seasick Steve, Snout, T. Wilds, The Glory Box, The Hard-Ons, The Level Spirits, The Meanies, The Pub Dogs, Vacations and Wanita.

Management and/or bookings: Tumbleweed, The Meanies, Even, Money for Rope, Minibikes, Los Chicos, Stompin' Riffraffs.


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