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Prudence is the recording project of Australian musician and multi-instrumentalist Tom Crandles, known previously for his work as one half of Au.Ra. and is also DMAS touring bassist.
Following its premiere earlier this week on FBi Radio, Prudence today shares his new single and video.
Heart Sways is a lush, spacious pop song that explores the push/pull dynamic in matters of impulsivity. Mixed and engineered by Lachlan Mitchell and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Heart Sways is the first Prudence release to be recorded in a studio with the full band.
The sublime accompanying video clip was was shot, edited and directed by photographer McLean Stephenson
Prudence began to take shape initially as a fresh song-writing project, self-recorded in prized moments of solitude across hotel rooms in Europe whilst on the frenetic touring schedules of other bands. Now, back home in Sydney and with pianist Aleesha Dibbs (Divebell, Lorelei), bassist Kat Harley (The Laurels, Mezko) and drummer Steve West (Obscura Hail) joining the fold, Prudence has evolved from a bedroom recording project into a fully realised band.
2019 saw the release of Prudences debut EP Major Tom on US label Forged Artifacts. The 6 track offering allowed an insight into Toms idiosyncratic vision of the world - one that feels electric yet effortless - charting the full scale of human impulses; desire, ache, uncertainty and yearning.
With musical influences that range from Anna Domino to Swans, Mick Karn to Anita Lane, DEVO and Talk Talk, Prudences output seamlessly blurs the line between effortless and meticulous - a natural disaster of melody and noise.
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