Toowoomba visual artist, musician, singer and songwriter Kyle Jenkins returns once again with the first single for his new album LOST, LOVE LOST, with the single “LOST LOVE” due for release on the 24th September. “Lost Love” follows a very busy year for Kyle, with the release of his solo project Love, Lost Love earlier this year and then his band Suicide Swans releasing their album Reservations.
The song was recorded at the Smash Palace Studio in Ipswich with the help of recording, mixing, bass and piano from Frankie Harper, additional mixing and production came from Benjamin Lancaster (By the Living Grace Studios) and mastering from William Bowman (King Willie Mastering). Other instrumental assistance for the track came from Barry Mason on drums and Sara McLean on vocals.
Singer Songwriter Kyle describes the song as “The song is about your partner leaving you and waking up the next day to face this fact for the first time for an entire day that is the rest of ones life. The lyrics basically pick up on small incidental scenes that appear to be generic and banal but take on significance as they are framed by this burdening loss.”
In 2021 Kyle is back again this time with two solo albums that act as companion pieces: Love, Lost Love and Lost Love, Love. Jenkins is the songwriter, guitarist and lead singer for acclaimed Australian Alt-Country band Suicide Swans. During the past 8 years the band has released 1 self-titled EP and 6 albums: Ghosts We Forget (2014), Augusta (2017), double album la Jungla (2018), Through the Years (2020) and live album Live at Dashville Skyline (2021) with their latest album Reservations being released earlier in 2021.
His new album LOST LOVE, LOST follows on from the his previous 2021 release, taking the same themes based within both personal and observations frames but this time instead of leaving the songs bare boned, he has brought in a variety of friends to embellish these 14 songs with a variety of instrumentation that crosses the boundaries of country, folk, alt-country, rock, 1970s LA pop and Americana. This album sees Jenkins mine the 1960s/1970s song writing sensibilities but positioning them within a contemporary context.