DIESEL – Sunset Suburbia [Special Edition +4] (2020)

DIESEL - Sunset Suburbia [Special Edition +4] (2020) full

‘Johnny’ DIESEL is one of the hardest working and most respected artists within the industry, and undoubtedly takes his place in Australian music lore as one of our favorite sons. His skill, appeal and craftmanship attesting to his longevity – he’s notched up 30 years plus on the scene and has a solid fan base of young and old, both here and overseas.
Fans that will no doubt find plenty to be pleased about with this new recording, “Sunset Suburbia“.
It’s a mellow album, soft pop-rock flavored with a familiar 80s / 90s feel. Skilled musicianship aligned with distinctly soulful vocals and all the hallmarks of Diesel’s intensely personal lyrical style.
This is bass-pumped power rock&pop like only Aussie musicians can do, bringing to mind Rick Springfield or Dion Bayman, but also Richard Marx, Johnny Hates Jazz, Cutting Crew, etc.

Observations and experiences drawn from life, love, learning, yearning and heartache, pepper the album and capture the endearing emotive expression for which Diesel is known and loved.
The opening track ‘On The Inside’ is a perfect example, it’s a smooth, mid-paced melodic tune, coupled with raw, honest lyrics about ruminating on the past, the weight of things unseen and carrying the burdens of the heart and mind to the point of meltdown.

Another highlight is ‘Quietly Drift’ – its rock undertones paired with layers of sweetness and light bring a sense of floating, a chilled vibe of just going with the flow, however as Diesel puts it, the song is really about ‘… looking behind and looking ahead, but realizing that you are actually still drifting”.

‘I’m Sold’ is a love song of the finest order, drums and guitar take you on the rollercoasting highs and lows of losing your heart in a done deal – something that was a foregone conclusion right from the very start and ‘Sunset Suburbia’ – the title track – which has a deeper, dirtier bluesy feel to it, demonstrating masterful interludes of electric guitar and harmonica in ringing out against the angst of suburbia.
Highly Recommended


01 – On The Inside
02 – In Reverse
03 – Come Back
04 – NYC
05 – I Found A Love
06 – By The Scars
07 – Quietly Drift
08 – I’m Sold
09 – Wake Up With An Angel
10 – Sunset Suburbia
11 – I’m With A Girl
12 – Coming From You
13 – Say It Freely
14 – Only On Loan



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