Good morning share new singles ‘For A Little While’ + ‘Just A Man’ from their new album Prize // Reward to be released on Friday 11th May via Bedroom Suck / Remote Control Records. – listen to them via the images below.
The duo, made up of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons, are two high school friends who grew up in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and slowly began to spend their weekends tinkering away in a home studio, experimenting with songwriting and recording techniques, slowly perfecting their craft behind closed doors.
After releasing their almost infamous debut Shawcross recordings online, followed quickly by the sophomore Glory, the band went on put together the Good Morning live band and tour relentlessly around Australia, the UK and Europe. Now, Good Morning return with ten songs that express growth, confidence, and experimentation.
Prize // Reward woozes and sways; like treacle slowly dripping off a spoon, if that visual could somehow become audible. While their trademark recording techniques and home studio sound are on show here, the real jaw-dropper is in the band’s knack for songwriting, their simple ability to tug on the listener’s heartstrings and make them stop dead in their tracks, wondering about someone they haven’t spoken to in a while or a lover they left behind.
Competing with earlier single ‘Escalator’ for position as one of the longest songs on the album, ‘For A Little While’ is built on a bed of drum machines, piano chords and cryptic lyrics from one half of Good Morning, Stefan Blair. Those who want to know will have to ask Stefan what they’re about.
Almost the opposite, ‘Just A Man’ is a simple pop song that coasts by in two quick minutes. If you wanna understand the lyrics, you’d have to ask Liam what they’re about.
This new set of singles sees Blair & Parsons demonstrate a unique versatility in their songwriting, swapping roles demonstrated in the earlier ‘Mirror Freak / Escalator’ singles and each trying their hand at penning a moodier ballad and upbeat pop song, respectively. The results are sure to please.