Australian musician, comedian, and all-round polymath Tim Minchin has shared the latest taste of his forthcoming debut album, touching on themes of infidelity with his new single, “I’ll Take Lonely Tonight”.
Though he’s been a force of the international entertainment circuit for close to 20 years, the acclaimed artist had only ever released live recordings. Earlier this year though, Minchin revealed that he would be finally be releasing his first studio effort, teaming with BMG for its release.
Now, following the single “Leaving LA” back in March, Minchin has given fans the latest taste of his forthcoming Apart Together record, sharing the new track “I’ll Take Lonely Tonight”.
A lengthy, heartfelt number which sees the artist eschewing his usual wit almost entirely, the single touches on the realities of temptation faced by touring artists and entertainers.
“When I started playing this tune on tour early last year, it became clear that it was really affecting people,” Minchin explained in a statement.
“I thought this temptation tug-of-war might be something experienced more by touring musos … but I kept getting people – men and women equally – telling me that it really hit home for them.”
Produced by Dan Denholm and featuring the exceptional guitarwork of local legend Jak Housden, the track is accompanied by a haunting video directed by Caro Constantine.
“Caro Constantine, who is a director and DOP I’d worked with before, came on board to help me make a film that reflects the dynamic of the tune and the push-and-pull of drunken temptation,” Minchin added. “I can’t wait for it to be released into the wild.”
Though there’s no precise word yet as to when Minchin will be releasing Apart Together, the record is currently scheduled to arrive in November. Likewise, there’s no news of further singles from the album, but already fans have seen Minchin’s latest effort is on track to be one of his most highly-acclaimed to date.