This week we are truly inspired by the great minds and gentle tunes that are The Paper Kites. Finally releasing their collaborative album Roses. The highly anticipated album is described as “an album of duets - for lack of a better word,” by producer Sam Bentley, “A collection of songs we had written and wanted to record with these artists.”
The Fifth studio album from the five piece features a new powerhouse of female accompanists in each track, including Lucy Rose (UK), Julie Stone (AU), Nadia Reid (NZ), Maro (PT), Aoife O’Donovan (US), Rosie Carney (IE) Ainslie Wills (AU), Amanda Bergman (SE), Lydia Cole (NZ) and Gena Rose Bruce (AU)
“I had written these songs and had always wanted to do an album like this, but I remember almost scrapping the whole project because it felt too hard. It was about finding the right voices for the songs - artists that couldn’t just sing but had something deep and moving in the way they sang - and that’s not every singer - it’s rare,” said The Paper Kites.
Though each song stands alone, significant and dynamic in its own way, The Paper Kites have stayed true to their sound all throughout. Tender, delicate and pensive, Roses is another example as to why the world loves The Paper Kites.