Skyscraper Stan: 21st Century Lullaby single launch CANCELLED
Antipodean songwriter Skyscraper Stan is a true believer in the power of words. One sentence, massaged just the right way, can be an entire story in and of itself. “I write songs slowly” he says “I think about everything I put down. Every line I sing, you can be sure there’s meaning to it”. Across a career spanning the better part of a decade, two studio albums and countless live performances, he has established himself as one of the more thrilling lyricists working in Australia today. Endless months on the road, “singing for his chips”, observing the lives of people in town and country and putting it all down on paper has sharpened Stan’s songwriting to a fine point.
21st Century Lullaby is a song about an uncertain future.
What does it mean to bring new life into the world today?
What responsibilities are borne by we, the living?
Skyscraper Stan penned the song for his niece; the first grandchild to arrive in his nuclear family - born during a time of pandemics, wars, faltering ecology and accelerating artificial intelligence. The song was recorded live in one take - strings and all - at the Rat Shack in Collingwood, Melbourne.
This is an 18+ Show.
The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.