DAVEY LANE - Don't Bank Your Heart On It LP
New solo album from the You Am I guitarist, an LP that truly signals his arrival as a songwriter and singer to match his musical skills… and he has done so with some of his greatest musical allies from Jimmy Barnes, Todd Rundgren, Vika & Linda, Robyn Hitchcock, Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tim Rogers and Tommy Stinson of The Replacements.
Of the writing of the album Davey muses “I envisaged it to be like a dream mixtape of some of my favourite artists but with songs I’d written myself.”
Don’t Bank Your Heart is a genre-defying masterpiece, swinging from stomping glam-rock to wondrous orchestral psych-pop, from synth instrumental I Look Inside through the cinematic pop of You Were A Mirage through to the ‘60s-tinged melodic glories of Beguile Me, Palindrome and Affection’s Walking the Wires.
As the title suggests, the lyrical theme is deeply personal, about moving on both physically and emotionally, following the arc of a relationship breaking down, through pain and guilt via subsequent heartbreak and life mistakes, questioning the validity of one’s existence, to acceptance and hope.