Working on the album away from Tasmania, instead creating in Gippsland with his band and mixer/engineer Greg J Walker, the experience of making Lay The Stones was a fulfilling experience for everyone involved. Zac says: “Working on Lay The Stones as an album was one of the most exciting and involved musical experiences of my life so far. I managed to assemble a band of terrific musicians to play on the album and a brilliant producer who were all incredibly invested in the music. The environment in the studio was perfect; it felt like a lot of the time we were just goofing around, but we got a lot done and when we were playing, we were really playing.”
Honesty in songwriting and the showcase of vulnerability on record are shining highlights of Lay The Stones as a listening experience, as Henderson’s unique voice twists and weaves around some beautiful narrative bends.
“All of Zac’s songs are like little paintings of the important experiences in our lives, which I’ve either been involved in or can relate to deeply. I find so much value in them because they’re pretty much all riddled with little words of wisdom to help you through the situations we all get ourselves into. And even when they’re not so deep, they’re just a fun time. He manages to write with such character, to the point where the listener really gets a sense of his relationship with life.” - Jay Jarome (backing vocals).
Release: 22 January, 2021, Independent
Words: Beehive PR