After Working as a Sideman for Nick Cave & Haim, Tim Carr Breaks Out With Personal 'Swing & Turn' EP: Premiere

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Tim Carr leaves us hanging on his new EP, Swing & Turn, which comes out Oct. three and premieres solely under.

While Carr has established his identify as a sideman for Haim, Nick Cave, the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Lucinda Williams and others, his personal music hews to the non-public. "I suppose all my songs form of share comparable, form of existential themes of looking and that form of factor," Carr tells Billboard. Swing & Turn, nevertheless, is probably the most private of all, impressed by "my romantic relationship" on the time and never essentially reaching decision by the point the 5 songs run their course.

"I consider this as a Part 1," Carr says of the EP, a textured affair that ranges from gauzy soundscapes to light melodies and breezy, Beach Boys-styled vocal harmonies. "There are a number of lingering issues that I could put out as, like, a B facet or form of a Part 2 of this assortment. That may be the subsequent factor I put out, relying on the place I'm at with different songs." Carr's schedule can also be busy producing fledgling singer-songwriters, however the music he's making now "means lots to me, so it's the factor I preserve coming again to and tinkering with issues."

And whereas the music school-educated Carr, a California Institute of the Arts alumnus who hails from a household of musicians, has confirmed he's succesful as a collaborator, the music he makes on his personal is actually, nicely, on his personal. "I do every part myself," he says. "It's a really remoted course of, however I'm form of at peace with that. I actually really feel like I'm in my component after I'm engaged on songs in that manner and writing and recording and experimenting and form of noodling with melodies. I simply get quite a lot of pleasure kind that and turn out to be form of obsessive with it, so I'm greatest left to my very own units."

Carr provides that, "I don't view myself as a singer-songwriter within the typical sense, the place you'd write songs about what you're feeling and go discover a band and go into the studio. To me that is virtually like a manufacturing undertaking, besides it's me producing myself."

Carr will probably be touring Europe this fall with this band the Americans after a handful of solo exhibits throughout September. After returning, he'll be again within the studio producing others but in addition hunkering down on what he needs to do subsequent for himself. "I'm positively going to dedicate time this winter to actually focus in on what the subsequent steps are for releasing this type of new music," Carr says. "I do quite a lot of several types of music; These (Swing & Turn) songs had been in a very good place and a few of the different ones had been happening completely different paths, so it made sense to consolidate these and launch them after which see what I need to do with the opposite issues."