Roots group the Greencards were having some trouble when they started writing their new album, “Sweetheart of the Sun,” so they issued a bit of a challenge to themselves: Write a concept album of sorts, based around the idea of water. Once that idea was in place, the band — holed up in their Austin home with collaborators including Nashville-based songwriter Jedd Hughes (who also worked on Guy Clark’s new album) — created a set of thematically and sonically linked songs they intend to be listened to from beginning to end.
“It was instinctive,” said multi-instrumentalist Kym Warner — who along with vocalist/bassist Carol Young is from Australia (other members include Carl Miner and Kristin Weber) — about the writing process. “It came from the center of us if you will, it’s a thing we’ve been surrounded with all our lives; in Australia you’re always on the water, whether it’s the beach or the river.”
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