[Cover photo credit to Jill Francis]
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Tokyo-based artist Tex Crick has announced his sophomore album Sweet Dreamin’ due out October 13th, 2023 on Mac’s Record Label. Crick was the first artist signed to Mac DeMarco’s record label and is following up his debut with this “stripped-back collection of piano-led arrangements.”
So far, Crick has already shared stages with Weyes Blood, Kirin J. Callinan, John Carroll Kirby, Connan Mockasin and Iggy Pop.
Lead single “Easy Keepers” is out now, alongside a cinematic official video filmed during a trip to Lone Pine, California. The song follows a “fictitious story of a lover accused of cheating.” Throughout the chorus they explain “they are nothing but an ‘easy keeper’, which is a type of livestock animal that can survive on relatively little attention or food such as a donkey, mule or horse.”
Being an ‘easy keeper’ in a relationship would suggest that you don’t need the regular amount of attention that others may need. During recording, I dropped a pair of chopsticks in my Tokyo studio and it happened to hit a glass of water that made a nice sound. I re-recorded the sound of the chopsticks hitting a couple different glasses of water to alter the pitch and that’s what you can hear during the pre-chorus of the song.