Michael Carpenter & Allan Caswell | Back When I Was Older

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Back When I Was Older

by Michael Carpenter & Allan Caswell

A brand new, unexpected Country Rock collaboration between legendary Australian country artist Caswell, and singer/songwriting troubadour Carpenter.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Back When I Was Older
Michael Carpenter & Allan Caswell
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Album Notes
Sydney based artist Michael Carpenter continues his prolific 2016 with a surprise new single and video – a duet written and performed with the legendary Allan Caswell. The single, titled “Back When I Was Older” will be released to radio on September 9, and available on digital services the following week.

The pairing came about as a result of their regular songwriting sessions they’ve been doing throughout the year, resulting in a stockpile of great material, with no immediate outlet. A recent conversation between the two discussed the idea of starting a project together, but as both have recent releases, it didn’t seem viable. Carpenter picks up the story…

“We came back from lunch after basically talking ourselves out of doing a project together, and wrote ‘Back When I Was Older’ almost straight away, as a clear duet. At that point it seemed like fate was telling us the time was right.” They started recording their lead vocal parts straight away, with the multi-instrumentalist Carpenter handling all of the musical content over the next few hours.

The track is a rocking Australian country track, discussing the invigorating and confusing nature of getting a little older. Carpenter says, “Allan and I both feel like we’re liberated by our experiences as ‘men of a certain age’. Everything used to be so serious, and had so much ‘importance’. Now we both seem to be having a lot more fun with our careers in this crazy music world. It’s made us feel young again!”

Carpenter has indeed had a busy year. Apart from his work as an in demand record producer at his Love Hz Studios, he released a guitar pop solo album called ‘The Big Radio’ early in the year. He follows that up with his alt. country project ‘The Cuban Heels’ and their new album “Ain’t Nothing Left To Say” (featuring the iTunes hit “I Should Have Told You”) next month. He’s also part of the new country combo ‘The April Family’ who are in the final stages of recording their debut album, and have 2 successful singles under their belt in 2016.

Allan Caswell needs no introduction. With 7 Golden Guitar awards to his name, he’s no stranger to the Australian Country Music scene. He’s recently released his new album “50 Years In Oz” celebrating his long and incredible career as a vocalist and prolific writer. Caswell recently broke his own record for the number of songs recorded in a single year … “Back When I Was Older” is number 54 for 2016.

The pair are now in discussions about the viability of turning this one off single into a full length album project. Carpenter finishes saying “.. one step at a time. Let’s see how the single goes first!”



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