Vancouver Sleep Clinic Look to Love for a Cure on “Fever”
The ambient Aussie band’s Onwards to Zion is out October 18.
Twenty-three-year-old Australian Tim Bettinson, frontman of Vancouver Sleep Clinic, wrote new record Onwards to Zion during a period of isolation in Bali. Following his multi-part project Therapy 1 and Therapy 2 in 2018, Bettinson’s sophomore release will be out on October 18.
Zion is a departure from Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s past forays into electronically driven songs, as Bettinson wrote most of this one on a $100 guitar he bought at one of Bali’s sole music shops, an homage of sorts to his days working as a busker. The album promises to combine everything from psychedelic synth tones to samples of ’60s jazz-pop.
“Fever,” premiering today, is an acoustic-guitar tune about fear, tenacity, and the resilience of youth; “We are young and death-defying / And we got so far to go,” Bettinson chirps in falsetto, an encouragement to someone who seems to be suffering. “‘Fever’ is the last song I wrote for Onwards to Zion and the final single to come out,” the artist shares of the track. “The timing feels special because ‘Fever’ really embodies the theme of perseverance from across the album and is written for the amazing people in my life that have inspired me and continue to help me press on in this journey.”
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11/12 – Köln, Germany – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
11/14 – Hamburg, Germany – Nochtspeicher
11/15 – København V, Denmark – VEGA
11/19 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee Live Club & Pub
11/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
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