David Bridie is one of Australia’s most prolific and respected songwriters. He has produced six studio albums with Not Drowning, Waving and seven more
with beloved, recently retired group My Friend the Chocolate Cake, as well as innumerable film and television soundtracks. The forthcoming album The Wisdom Line will be David’s sixth solo album release.
Released on 8 March, The Wisdom Line is an immersive, multimedia project exploring themes of Melbourne, asylum, home, the transience of our relationships, and trying to make genuine connections in an interconnected world where everyone is talking on their phones.
Pushing the boundaries of a visual album, each of the 11 tracks featured on the album will be matched with a music video produced by a selection of local and international filmmakers including Andrew Wiseman, Stephanie Gould (USA), and Matej Kolmanko (Slovenia). The first single ‘She’s Upped and Gone’ , released in November 2018, was paired with a deeply evocative film by renowned Australian video artist Keith Deverell.
The series of performances that will accompany the launch and release of The Wisdom Line will involve a curated show with five piece band, encompassing
piano, synth, drums, bass, guitar and spoken word elements. The music will be accompanied by dual projections of the The Wisdom Line films, as well as exclusive extra footage from the filmmakers that will only be screened during these live performances.
The Wisdom Line is a truly immersive project which combines filmmaking, soundscapes, music and spoken word as well as reflecting the collaborative tone which has underpinned David Bridie’s creative career.