Ebony Lamb has released a final single ahead of the arrival of her upcoming self-titled debut solo album this Friday.
Titled “Come, Put A Record On”, the intimate song is led by Lamb’s gentle, almost fragile vocal performance set against a meditative backdrop. It invites listeners to appreciate the power of music as a connector with its quiet yet compelling call to action: “Come – put a record on.”
“This song has been recorded in so many ways,” Lamb says about the single. “This version came out of a demo session with Dave Khan (Reb Fountain), Gram Antler (Eb & Sparrow) and myself in 2019. It’s about noticing human behavior and the potential power of art to influence it. It’s extending an invitation to participate in a shared moment.”
Well-known in this country as a photographer, the accompanying music video underlines Lamb’s talent for visual storytelling with a striking blend of black and white and colour. Directed by Kacob Munro and Oscar Mein (Soaked Oats), the clip was shot on location at Otago Peninsula’s Kamau Taurua/Quarantine Island (watch below).
Formerly the lead singer of alt-country band Eb & Sparrow, Lamb has branched out with a new solo direction this year. Her self-titled record will be released this Friday via Slow Time Records (Nadia Reid, Anthonie Tonnon). It was made in collaboration with two of New Zealand’s finest modern musicians, Bic Runga and Kody Nielson (The Mint Chicks, Unknown Mortal Ochestra), as well as her long-time collaborator, Gram Antler.
Lamb’s upcoming solo debut will also include her earlier singles,“Take My Hands At Night”, “My Daughter My Sister My Son”, “Salt Sand Sea”, and “Drive Me Around”.
After the album’s release, Lamb will hit the road for a nationwide tour, with shows confirmed in Lyttelton, Dunedin, Wellington, Featherston, Napier, Auckland, and Paekākāriki (see full dates below). She has previously supported artists like Marlon Williams, Runga, Tiny Ruins, and Lawrence Arabia.
Ebony Lamb’s “Come, Put A Record On” is out now. Her self-titled debut album is out Friday, October 20th via Slow Time Records (pre-save/pre-order here).
Ebony Lamb Album Release Tour
Tickets available via banishedmusic.com
Friday, October 27th
Lyttelton Coffee Company, Lyttelton
Saturday, October 28th (All Ages)
Friday, November 3rd
Saturday, November 4th
Kiwi Hall, Featherston
Sunday, November 5th
Paisley Stage, Napier
Friday, November 10th
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Saturday, November 11th
St Peter’s Village Hall, Paekākāriki