Canberra-based folk singer/songwriter Julia Johnson has been collaborating with her seven piece band, the Deep Sea Sirens, since 2005. Seasoned performers, they’ve become known for their intimate and dynamic shows. After a break of five years since their first album debuted, they’ve recently released their second, “Family Pets.”
The album’s first single, “Little Surprises,” was exactly that when I first stumbled across it. A stirring track, it’s full of ebs and flows, with Johnson’s evocative vocals assisted ably by the band’s well-designed musical arrangements. Vintage recording gear was intentionally used to give the music an authentic feel, and this sentiment really comes to the fore on the single.
In summary, this is a great song and you should listen to it – I’ve run out of adjectives for “beautiful.”