"Quietly Dramatic." - Exclaim
RIYL: Pink Floyd – “Goodbye Blue Sky,” Beck – “Guess I’m Doing Fine,” Iron & Wine – “Naked As We Came”
Recorded in one sitting at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone, “Truth In Silence” is the just-released debut album from Justin Gill, the Australian songwriter behind Redvers. A prolific artist, Gill is already returning to the studio, having arrived back in the U.S. as of this week to record his follow-up.
"If we concern ourselves with the news, the world can seem remarkably bleak," Gill says when asked to talk about "Cycle of Welcome," the latest single from "Truth In Silence." "But life and it’s struggle is beautiful, and I think to struggle is good. It’s a display of effort towards something pure," he says.
Gill continues, “I was introduced to Eastern philosophies and meditation by my father at a very young age and that helped me embrace the comings and goings of life with simplicity. With politics and religions currently rife with conservative dogma, a lot of people seem to roll their eyes at the words ‘meditation,’ ‘truth,’ and especially God,” he proclaims.
Ultimately, Gill says, “‘Cycle of Welcome’ is about struggling together, and experiencing this crazy world together. My philosophy is simply love. Love is beyond criticism.”
Redvers arrives onto the music scene at a time when the world needs more heart and less noise, and Gill delivers this between the notes of the undulating rhythms and unassuming, visceral prose of his debut album.
The sound of “Truth In Silence” couples the quiet inspiration and literary backdrop of Gill’s majestic Blue Mountain hometown and the realization of his dream of recording in America.
“I was stunned at how quickly it happened, but it all just poured out,” Gill says of the recording experience, captured in just one sitting. “Truth In Silence,” produced by Ian Pellicci (Deerhoof, John Vanderslice, Wooden Wand), is out now.