Track of the Day: Jeremy Neale “Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two” (2019)

Award-winning Brisbane singer-songwriter Jeremy Neale has returned with new single, “Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two”. The track is the lead single from freshly announced forthcoming record We Were Trying To Make It Out, which will be released February 28th 2020 via Dot Dash and Remote Control Records.

The single and album follows on a fruitful 2018, which saw Neale win the Queensland Music Award for Song of The Year, sign a global publishing deal, and receive the Grant McLennan Fellowship. As part of the fellowship Neale spent three months in New York, attend a songwriting masterclass at NYU and collaborate with local songwriters. 

It also offered Neale a chance to press the reset button on his life, creatively and personally. On his return to Brisbane he set to work on recording his sophomore record, so it’s safe to suggest the reset was of some benefit. “Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two” confirms it too. It’s a quality track, a tasty morsel of guitar pop delivered in style and replete with hooks and harmonies. 

According to Neale, the new single takes its influence from life, with a touch of classical mythology too. “Life is demanding and the seemingly infinite to-do list is a brutal beast sworn to make sure you can never truly relax. There’s a dream where you get to the end of it and you’re free. But it never happens. Like the many-headed hydra of Greek Mythology, for every foe you strike down, two emerge to replace it.”

“Everything I Do Is Replaced By Two” is available now. The sophomore record We Were Trying To Make It Out is set for release February 28th 2020 via Dot Dash and Remote Control Records. You can pre-order and pre-save a copy of the record HERE.

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Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.