A Better Place - 2019
A Better Place is the second studio album from Lennox Head/Byron Bay outfit, The Fortunate Souls. A revolving group of accomplished musicians inspired by raw production aesthetics and in-the-moment performances.
Written and produced from the heart, A Better Place aims to capture and illuminate in-the-moment performances from a group of musical friends who share a passion for creative exploration. The Fortunate Souls love of intertwining parts, creating a sum far larger than any individual, makes for some musical moments that could not have been predicted.
A soulful journey through all shades of dark and light, A Better Place acknowledges a sense of falling and allows the sun to shine on in.
the truth; and all it’s cracks - 2017
The Fortunate Souls’ debut release, The Truth; And All Its Cracks, moves seamlessly through a range of styles led by stunning front woman Shelly Brown. Underpinned by the all star rhythm section and authentic production of Dirk Terrill, The Truth; And All Its Cracks weaves an energetic narrative from beginning to end.
Driven by the ethos to capture energetic performances rather than manipulate performances using technology to achieve ‘perfection’, The Fortunate Souls bring the authentic values born in the early era of record production to the technology of the 21st Century. Each production phase is stripped back to what is absolutely necessary in order to communicate the aesthetic and the performance is laid down in the moment.
The Truth; And All Its Cracks was recorded over a period of two years as these moments came to us. As a result, an underlying narrative can be heard through the album as the band shifts and changes naturally over time.