The long-awaited album from the show Struggle With Glory by Australia’s premiere jazz chameleon Harry James Angus will be released on March 1st, 2018. A re-imagining of classic tales from Greek mythology set to a sublime reduction of gospel, jazz and soul, Struggle With Glory is another impressive step in an extraordinary musical journey for the Melbourne-born, Mullumbimby based musician.
Ahead of the album release the brand new single “Paper Faces” has just been issued and is another tantalising taste of what is to come. “I was drawn to Greek mythology because the myths are such great stories,” Harry explains. “Paper Faces is the story of Persephone and Hades. Persephone was the daughter of the goddess of the harvest, and she was kidnapped to become Hades bride.”
Having lapped the country in 2017 with Parlour Gigs playing intimate shows in people’s lounge-rooms to introduce his closest fans to the concept. Harry is now set to upscale the show to its full incarnation. To commemorate the album release, The Cat Empire co-front man will take his 10 piece big band, featuring some of the country’s most acclaimed jazz soloists on the road for a number of special, one-off festival show appearances throughout March including Perth Festival, Adelaide Festival and The Peninsula Picnic with more large scale shows to be announced shortly.
Harry James Angus has come far from the fresh-faced, but committed teen taking his first tentative steps on the path to jazz. Finding critical and commercial success on stages and charts across the globe with Australia’s beloved The Cat Empire, the jazz disciple, trumpeter and sublime vocalist has succeeded in branching out with a number of acclaimed projects of his own.
Exploring deep within and far outside the realms of the genre which he is enamoured, Struggle With Glory signifies an important chapter in the artist’s development and a step closer to realising his ideal musical vision.
Struggle With Glory physical pre-orders are available from the 14th till the 23rd of February. For pre-orders visit: www.vitamin.net.au
Struggle With Glory Digital pre-orders made between Feb 21st – 28th via iTunes and Google Play will instantly receive the track “Paper Faces”
Harry James Angus Struggle With Glory is out on March 1st 2018, through OP/Vitamin Records
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March 1 Perth Festival, WA
March 14 & 15 Adelaide Festival, SA
March 17 The Peninsula Picnic, Vic