Jack Ladder’s latest track Susan, not only marks the return of one of Australia’s coolest artists but see’s him continue down the dark and gloomy path that he left us on back in 2014. Known to his parents as Tim Rogers (and no, not that Tim Rogers), Ladder has again linked up again with, The Dreamlanders to create a track worthy of a slot in a Trainspotting soundtrack. Susan reminds us of Ladder’s range as an artist; whether it’s blues rock track or a solum 80s synth pop ballad like this one, JL always comes through with the goods.
In today’s fresh juice, Ladder’s baritone growl narrates the love affair between two characters: Richard and Susan. Guided by a mellow synth that keeps a steady disco-like groove and light stripped back percussion, Ladder reminds us of what a unique lyricist he is. Exploring themes of drug addiction, loss and the afterlife, JL’s latest offering tells the story of a grieving widow who longs to be reunited with her deceased ‘one in a million’. Susan then drifts into a distorted shred; compliments of the urbane, wild card Kirin J Callinan, who closes out a juicy return from one of Australias best singer-songwriters. Welcome back Jack.
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders have a few shows coming up in Syd and Melb be sure to grab a ticket here.