PRUDENCE releases new single & video for ‘Heart Sways’

Photo credit – Toto Vivian

Prudence is the recording project of Australian musician and multi-instrumentalist Tom Crandles, known previously for his work as one half of Au.Ra. and is also DMA’S touring bassist.


Following it’s premiere earlier this week on FBi RadioPrudence today shares his new single and video. 

‘Heart Sways is a lush, spacious pop song that explores the push/pull dynamic in matters of impulsivity. Mixed and engineered by Lachlan Mitchell and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri‘Heart Sways’ is the first Prudence release to be recorded in a studio with the full band.

The sublime accompanying video clip was was shot, edited and directed by photographer McLean Stephenson 

Prudence began to take shape initially as a fresh song-writing project, self-recorded in prized moments of solitude across hotel rooms in Europe whilst on the frenetic touring schedules of other bands. Now, back home in Sydney and with pianist Aleesha Dibbs (Divebell, Lorelei), bassist Kat Harley (The Laurels, Mezko) and drummer Steve West (Obscura Hail) joining the fold, Prudence has evolved from a bedroom recording project into a fully realised band.

2019 saw the release of Prudence’s debut EP ‘Major Tom’ on US label Forged Artifacts. The 6 track offering allowed an insight into Tom’s idiosyncratic vision of the world – one that feels electric yet effortless – charting the full scale of human impulses; desire, ache, uncertainty and yearning.

With musical influences that range from Anna Domino to SwansMick Karn to Anita LaneDEVO and Talk TalkPrudence’s output seamlessly blurs the line between effortless and meticulous – a natural disaster of melody and noise.

Praise for Prudence:

“Meticulously crafted songs that expand infinitely outwards and impossibly deep – vast oceans of sound boasting ripples of prismatic colour” – Weirdo Wasteland
“Prudence’s songwriting has the ability to meld post-punk rhythms within a pop-focused melodic whim” – Obscure Sound 
“These are songs that dig into dark corners one moment and shine psychedelic colour wheels of sound across the speakers the next” – Doubtful Sounds 
 “Prudence lends a curious, uneasy edge, a volatility hidden beneath the easy facade that unnerves and delights in equal measure” – Various Small Flames


“‘Heart Sways’ is a gorgeous bit of dream pop – all iridescent strum, glimmering synthetic flourishes and perfumed percussion. There’s a subtle kinetic energy that gives the song a comfortable tingle, a kind of positive pressure that fills up the crevices of the brain and smooths things out.” – via Weirdo Wasteland



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