Another dynamic single and sneak peek into Sad King Billy’s debut, solo album.
If you haven’t heard of him yet, you may have heard of some of the projects and bands he’s been involved with in the past decade. Peet has performed, toured and recorded with Southern River Band and Old Blood, two of Perth's most popular blues acts.
Set to release in 2022, the album ‘Mental Wealth’ features ten tracks all composed and arranged by Julian Peet, the Perth man behind the moniker Sad King Billy. Peet stuck close to the project, working with co-producer Dan Carroll (Southern River Band, Siobhan Cotchin) throughout all stages of recording.
Looking deeper, Sad King Billys debut album seems to have a special edge. Being immersed into the sound of the project and accompanying the piece with artwork is one thing, however Peet has brought this collection to life with the addition of immersive visual content, collaborating with Melbourne based 3D artist and photographer, Cody Roberts.
Peet goes on to describe the album and project, “Conceptually, Sad King Billy is internally focused. Exploring and reflecting on loneliness, fear, the strange and the new, Mental Wealth invites audiences into a sonically immersive space in pursuit of meaning and transcendence from everyday human experiences.”
Through the use of multimedia and visual design, Peet hopes to connect with his audience on a level most artists don’t, especially during today's global climate where live connection with fans is scarcer than ever.
After releasing debut single ‘Runneth’, followed by ‘Bad Man’ earlier this year, Sad King Billy offers ‘Don’t Come Back’, a contrasting third single that sets an exciting introduction to how this upcoming album will flow.
‘Don’t Come Back’ is a catchy vocal driven tune. Capturing the signature blues and tasty guitar licks he has created though previous singles, however this track feels more intimate and raw in comparison. It really does build excitement for what else is in store and hiding in this yet to be released debut.