Ahead of the release of his debut album Necessary Evil on Friday 21 May via Dew Process, Tyne-James Organ announces a national tour for June and July. To celebrate, watch the 25-year-old singer-songwriter trip the light fantastic on the official video for new single Sunday Suit.
Directed by Simon Morehead and filmed at the majestic Anita’s Theatre in Thirroul, the visual accompaniment for Sunday Suit captures Organ in an exuberant hip-shaking dance sequence spectacular. “This video was always going to feature a lot of dancing. The song itself is all about letting go and healing through dance, so when it came to deciding where to take things visually I knew there was only one option. On a fair Sydney morning, I joined choreographer Cassandra Merwood and Simon Morehead on his rooftop, blasted the track and we started dancing and the concept was born. We filmed the video the day Sunday Suit was released and the album was announced. At 8:00am… I am not a morning person so the struggle was real, haha. But we got right into it. I was so lucky to have my band and best mates feature in this one too. I’ve loved all the clips I’ve made with Simon and Jack to date but this one feels very special,” muses Organ.
Sunday Suit shimmers with glowing grooves, lush layers and buoyant vocal melodies. “Sunday Suit is all about dancing away your troubles. This is one of my favourites on the record and I’m very excited to play it live!” says Organ of the track.
Necessary Evil was recorded throughout 2020 with longtime creative partner Chris Collins (Middle Kids, Skegss) at his NSW Hinterland studio, Stokers Siding. The result sees Organ move from triumphant and jubilant at one moment, to introspective and tender at the next. He deals with grief and pain, power and passion – sometimes open and raw with bare bones acoustics, other times with undeniable swagger via chugging guitar riffs and a swing for the fences approach that only comes from letting it all go and letting the music speak for itself.
Alongside Sunday Suit, Necessary Evil features the upbeat rocker Graceful, the undeniable follow up Hold Me Back; and recent single Not Ready for Love cut so deep it became his most successful international single to date. The track earned the attention of BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Jack Saunders, who locked into that vocal line straight away, saying, “…he’s got such a sick voice! He sounds like he’s just woken up after a three-day bender with Mick Jagger and Ozzy Osbourne picked up the guitar and gone straight into the recording booth without even attempting to rehydrate in any capacity at all. I love the gravel when he really pushes his voice to the max!”
Organ has steadily grown his audience and reputation over the last few years with hard work, brilliant stage craft, wearing his heart on his sleeve and an undeniable talent for writing beautiful music. It’s a courage that has endeared him to fans around the country and the world at large. He’s shared stages with The Lumineers, Jake Bugg, Middle Kids, and Lime Cordiale to name a few, and several sold out national headline tours in minutes. As well as playing some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls, Party in the Paddock, Yours and Owls and Fairgrounds.
Organ’s Necessary Evil album tour will commence on Friday 4 June in Adelaide, and continue throughout Perth, Wollongong, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra and Newcastle in June and July.
Tickets on sale from www.tynejamesorgan.com