Joe Forrester : Jesus Christ
Local lo-fi troubadour Joe Forrester shares his vocal aesthetic with Guy Blackman and Ned Collette - a plainspoke, folksy, distinctively Australian accent that strains on the high notes. With its resonant guitar lines and spare arrangement, Jesus Christ is a very sweet song with a lingering mournful air and a strangely bitter underbelly. Joe opens by asking to be cleansed and baptised in holy water, then talks about how quickly and easily sins are washed away. Sounds very vulnerable and very honest, but also kind of cynical.