Time to get back to your roots, people, with this acoustic think piece from The Lyrical amiably named Fuck It All. Hailing from Brisbane (seriously, QLD is churning out the goods at the moment), Karl Smith aka The Lyrical puts his introspective spin on modern day life here and, if you can look past the boisterous song title, the man makes some very valid points here..
“It’s not about denying those things exist, or even the importance of those things, but recognising – hey, it doesn’t matter and it will be okay,” said Karl.
These themes of release and priority are explored through The Lyrical‘s reggae, and hip-hop influences delivering a unique, unrivalled sound.
The music video follows Gold Coast local Jackson Dunn escaping from his dull, frustrating work life to the free embrace of the ocean and Gold Coast’s bursting live music scene.
Fuck It All is the first Australia has heard from The Lyrical since his last release Old Revolver with Sahara Beck which saw The Lyrical top the triple j Unearthed charts for the seventh time.
The Lyrical is an accomplished member of the Queensland Music Industry sporting awards from both Queensland and Australian Busker of the Year and Byron Bay Bluesfest.
A track from The Lyrical‘s impressive catalogue even found itself as the fifth most streamed track in Sweden for 2015.
The Lyrical will be playing shows in Fortitude Valley, Sunshine Coast,Brisbane CBD, Yamba and Lennox Heads through March.
“I’m blown away by the song writing.. I’ve heard so many original compositions, being a writer, but that was amazing.”
Anna-Maria La Spina
“The Lyrical raises the roof of all and any venue he plays, truly inspirational.”
“When it comes to his writing, well… He’s not called The Lyrical for nothing..”
“With an infectious blend of roots reggae and hip-hop in toe, The Lyrical commands a strong stage presence as he spits his politically charged and socially conscious expressions,”