vanderlay proudly present
‘Company’ is a song that until recently, I admit I never fully understood. Over the years it’s seen countless rewrites, scrapped choruses, extended bridges, verbose instrumentation and no instrumentation, in an attempt to make sense of it.
The reason for my lack of understanding is, perhaps unsurprisingly, found within the song itself. Company is about losing yourself in the murky space between compatibility and co-dependency and it’s a song that was written from inside that space. Adrift between two versions of yourself, the song examines the costs of who and what we cling to, in order to make it ashore.
This most recent incarnation was recorded in November of 2019 at The Aviary in Abbotsford. Melbourne stalwart Jen Anderson (Archie Roach, The Waifs) lends her deft hands to the song with her tender violin playing and Ryan Brewer (Robyn Hitchcock, Ben Kweller) does some wonderfully nuanced things on the piano. As usual, Fraser Montgomery mixed and engineered the hell out of it. We’re excited to finally be putting this song out into the world, we hope you find something in it to grab a hold of.
Thanks for listening,
Caspar Conrick & Vanderlay
Released November 6, 2020
Music and lyrics by Caspar Conrick © 2019 Produced by Caspar Conrick and Fraser Montgomery
Mixed by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary, Abbotsford Australia, April 2020
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering, Brunswick Australia, August 2020
Recorded at: The Aviary, Abbotsford Australia, November 2019
Album artwork and layout by Caspar Conrick
Vanderlay as recorded herein are: Caspar Conrick: Guitar, Vocals.
Jen Anderson: Violin | Ryan Brewer: Piano
This song was recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge their sovereignty and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
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