While NSW waits, a new album ‘While the World Waits’ launched 15 original tracks by musicians from the NSW Central West last weekend.
In 2020, and now again, isolated and in lockdown, musicians longed for an audience and music lovers wanted to come together and experience music at their favourite venues. But for all it was, and is, a waiting game.
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the local music industry, Arts OutWest commissioned 15 songwriters across 11 local government areas in the region to each write a song reflecting their experiences of 2020. ‘While the World Waits’ is the outcome, a professionally produced, beautiful sound-capsule of this time in our lives.
One of those was Forbes very own singer/songwriter Adam Enslow who wrote and performed ‘Stay Together’ – the tenth track on the album. Adam is a singer/songwriter and producer who has been working on his craft for more than 25 years.
Adam did vocals, guitar and bass while Kris Schubert played wurlitzer electric piano and backing vocals and James Vanderhel performed on drums and tambourine. ‘Stay Together’ is about how strong we are as a people if we all ‘stay together’ and not be divided by hierarchical interests wishing to separate us.
The album was launched via an online performance at 2pm last Saturday 21 August, then for sale as a limited edition CD.
“This collection of songs is a cathartic expression about 2020, but it is also a musical journey across the Central West,” said Arts OutWest executive director Tracey Callinan.
You can listen to the album on our Facebook page or go to Arts OutWest.