Forget Ferraris and therapy, SPOD has come up with an unbeatable fix for the good ol’ mid-life crisis. Take a 2003 classic (i.e. SPOD opusTaste the Radness), update it with a decade’s worth of wisdom and release a brand new incarnation (i.e. Taste The Sadness).
That’s right, SPOD’s getting old. And slightly blue on occasion. And he’s not afraid to admit it. Back in the early noughties, he thought that happiness was all about aiming champagne corks at innocent bystanders, tossing streamers around and cranking the odd slow-grind. But the combo just isn't cutting the mustard these days. "I thought I'd update the album, make it a bit classier, say sorry for all the naughty things I've done," he explains in the promo video.
Taste the Sadness tells the story of rushing headfirst into the autumn of existence as though you were still a spring chicken, only to dislocate your hip and find yourself in an ultra cosy armchair. From that vantage point, you spend your time telling the world how much better everything was when you were able to enjoy it more. Released on August 22, the album will be officially launched in Melbourne on September 26 at The Old Bar.
Featuring appearances by Justin Heazlewood and Alex Cameron.