‘The May King & His Paper Crown’ is the new Drawn From Bees album, the release of which is being heralded with a national tour and a selection of limited edition pre-order packages, which are always exclusive and lots of fun.
The first four records are named for a chapter in the Elementary Tales for Boys and Girls box set which beautifully illustrates the challenge Drawn From Bees issues to the mainstream and the orthodox, that challenge has not changed with the forthcoming release ‘The May King & His Paper Crown’ which deals with issues of betrayal, murder, love and loss.
September 21st is the official release date and before then fans can head to www.drawnfrombees.com to choose from a number of exciting album formats and packages. Packages range from $15 to $200 and you will definitely not be disappointed in your purchases.
$15 will get you the CD Version while $25 will get you the LP with a digital download link and as the pricetag gets higher the value and desirability rise accordingly, and the beauty is there’s something for every budget. You can get the LP, download and a limited release hand-designed t-shirt for $50 but the ULTIMATE Drawn From Bees prize for this pre-order, an absolute must for die-hard fans, is the $200 package which is exclusive to SE QLD unfortunately and that contains the entire package, hand delivered by the band, and a private 5-song acoustic performance at your home, school or office.
Something completely different to their previous work was the aim Drawn From Bees brought to the table for this album and choosing a concept to drive the songwriting and recording process certainly helped them follow that direction. ‘The May King & His Paper Crown’ centres around unrequited love and the loss of innocence. It features ‘The Ballad of Running Bear’ about star crossed lovers and also the new single, just delivered to radio, ‘Whistling Bone’ which is quite atmospheric with it’s ghostly floating vocals and washy synth sounds.
The award of a touring grant from the Contemporary Music Touring Program has enabled Drawn From Bees to bring ‘The May King & His Parer Crown’ to life on stages across Australia’s major cities and regional centres as well as regional Queensland throughout October and November.
Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre is going to play host to the most exciting performance, it will feature a mini-orchestra, two narrators, projectors and a stunning light show. This is one show not to miss. Tickets on sale now.