Australian musician and comedian Tim Minchin has released a live performance of his album Apart Together to mark three years since its release. He filmed the show at the iconic Trackdown Studio in Sydney.
Celebrating Minchin’s debut studio album, Apart Together, the original 77-minute concert live stream was only available to watch for 48 hours. Minchin donated proceeds from the livestream to Support Act for Aus Music Month, and now, fans who missed out or those who just want to watch and listen again can relive his special live stream.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make live entertainment in this no-live-entertainment world, and – as always – how to make a virtue of the restrictions placed on us as artists,” Minchin said about the performance back in 2020. “And I’ve concluded that we have a fantastic opportunity to make a new style of ‘live’ concerts. Not like the old model, where cameras are inserted into seats in an audience or put on the shoulder of a camera operator dressed in black, skulking around the edges of the stage, pretending they don’t exist.”
Minchin aimed to bring the audience into the room with him, feel like they were invited into the studio, and stand amongst the band, “completely inside the experience.” He added, “This album we’ve made really lends itself to this sort of performance.
“The songs tell stories that ask the listener to stay engaged with every lyric; they are generally very personal; they vary in style from proper all-out rock-pop tracks to seriously intimate ballads. I really hope people settle in with a really good set of speakers, a really good friend or two, and a really nice bottle of wine.”
Check out Apart Together (Live At Trackdown Studio) below: