Bellarine Peninsula local Fenn Wilson inspires hope with poignant new single ‘Love Again’

Bellarine Peninsula local Fenn Wilson inspires hope with poignant new single ‘Love Again’

Words by John 'Dr John' Lamp

'Love Again' reflects Fenn's knack for tapping into raw emotions whilst drawing from his own rich life experience.

Fenn Wilson’s new single ‘Love Again’ is an immensely powerful work.

The song was written for his mother Sarah Carroll after the passing of Fenn’s father, our acclaimed bluesman Chris Wilson.

“I wrote Love Again for my mother after the passing of my father a few years ago. It’s about the time after losing someone, when you ask yourself ‘Will I ever have that again?’ or ‘Will I ever love again?’,” Fenn shared.

“It’s also, in part, a question posed to my Dad’s song ‘You Will Surely Love Again’. Although the song is very personal to me and my family, I feel like the question is universal; anybody that has lost something, or someone, has felt that sudden absence and has wondered if it will ever be filled.

“Although the subject is heavy, it offers moments of catharsis and hope, as these feelings rarely last and we all eventually heal.”

The instrumental background swells and fades, and Fenn’s vocals work within that orchestration and tie it together.

This single takes the promise shown by Fenn in his debut album Ghost Heroin to a new level. His voice has become clear and strong, as it needs to be to carry off this song.

It’s interesting to me that he sees this song as posing a question to his father’s song. It’s very much a question asked by a younger person, and the answer from an older person is optimistic, even if it’s damning the anticipation and isolation to be suffered first.

It’s a clever idea to have the newer song dovetail with the older song. Not an easy task, especially to do it and yet retain the ability for both songs to still stand on their own.

‘Love Again’ will be the first single to launch the alternative folk, blues and country label, Cheatin’ Hearts Records, which is a new venture by Thirroul Music Festival Founders Luke Woods (@onthebeachseries) and Aaron Curnow (@spunkrecs).

Cheatin’ Hearts Records has been established as a home for releasing and supporting Australia’s most cutting-edge new country, blues and folk music, and will be distributed by Caroline/UMA operating out of Thirroul on the South Coast of NSW.

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