We've written about The Paper Kites before - they are a folk-inspired roots-pop band from Australia, currently signed to Nettwerk Records. "By My Side" is an intimate exploration of love and romance, the latest single from their studio album "Roses."
"It's an album of duets - for lack of a better word," Sam Bentley explains, "A collection of songs we had written and wanted to record with these artists." Break-out singer-songwriter Rosie Carney took the world by storm with her deeply personal debut album "Bare," and now the young Anglo-Irish artist delivers a gorgeous complement to Bentley's legendary baritone croon.
Australian folk-rock group the Paper Kites initially formed around the duo of Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy, who had been performing and writing together since high school. Members David Powys (guitar/banjo), Sam Rasmussen (bass/synth), and Josh Bentley (drums) were recruited from other Melbourne-based bands in 2010 to complete the lineup that was responsible for their debut single, "Bloom."
"By My Side" is an understated masterpiece of bittersweet pathos as we feel the power of mutual attraction between two lovers, soon to be reunited.