2018 Carol Lloyd Award winner, Queensland musician Leanne Tennant has released her new album 'Happiness Is.....' – a record she conceived and recorded from the financial grant she received from the award.
The recipient of three Queensland Music Awards: twice in the 'Blues & Roots' category for tracks 'Gentle Annie' and 'Bearing The Crown', and once in the 'Regional' category for 'Bring It All Back'. Tennant was also a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in 2019.
After winning the Carol Lloyd Award
in 2018, Leanne had the opportunity to team up with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Belligerents, Tia Gostelow) that allowed her to explore new sounds.
Ranging from the electronic-infused tracks 'White Lines' and 'Bring It All Back' to raw, stripped-back songs like the ode to music 'Record Stores', the new album is bound to connect on many different levels.
"This new body of work is quite different to my previous stuff," Tennant says. "I've always written in a lot of different styles as I am a lover of all music, and hater of genres, so mixes of influences are always melding together in my work.
"The songs for this record would not have fit with my previous work and therefore I have not had the luxury of giving them a shot and trying something out new. I am super proud of how these songs have turned out and feel excited again to be trying something new."
Collaborating with a number of talented musicians, 'Happiness Is.....' features Kram (Spiderbait), Travis Jenkins, Phil Roach, Yanto Browning, and Ed Ruben. "I feel this record is a pretty accurate reflection of my shifting moods," Leanne admits.
"I hope the listener feels that there is something in there for them and perhaps their own shifting moods."