Sarah Blasko – Australian Tour 2016 – Astor Theatre

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Sarah Blasko – Australian Tour 2016 – Astor Theatre
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Astor Theatre Perth says
Sarah Blasko’s fifth album, Eternal Return is an unabashed paean to love, and Blasko is more than happy to admit it, “I’m very open about that. It’s a “love album”, and it’s from personal experience.”

For the most part, the lyrics on the album are disarmingly simple. Blasko’s words are direct, almost naked in their honesty, and poetic imagery is kept to a bare minimum. There is a conversational, first-person immediacy about the songs that no listener could ever misapprehend. They are emotionally explicit, and have the ring of truth.

From the opening fanfare of “I Am Ready” listeners will immediately be struck by the new musical terrain Blasko is exploring. The dense layers of strings heard on her previous album, I Awake, have been replaced by a warm wash of analogue synthesizers, punctuated by a military snare drum. “I Am Ready” confronts the duality of human nature and what each of us allows others to see: As Blasko explained, “I’m haunted by the idea of being a good person or an evil person, and I suppose that song is about revealing your darkness, and your strengths – the reality of who you are.” This arresting first song serves as a bridge between the claustrophobic darkness of I Awake and the optimism that characterises much of Eternal Return. “I Am Ready” is a declaration: she may have been awake before but now her eyes are truly open, prepared for whatever challenges love and life may have in store.
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By: Astor Theatre Perth

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