Beautiful Destruction is music to the ears of The Viper Creek Band’s fans after waiting nearly three years for the new album.
Released today, March 1, Beautiful Destruction debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums Charts and No. 13 on the All Genre Albums Chart and sees the Newcastle outfit stretch their musical wings with songs that encompass their ever-growing influences, but still identifiable as The Viper Creek Band’s work.
“I’m just so excited to get it out because I can’t wait for people to hear it,” front man Damien Baguley said.
“It’s feels like forever since the last album (Just Press Play). The songs show off our different influences, but I still think it’s got The Viper Creek Band stamp on it and people are still going to dig it.”
The two singles from the album, Green Light and Australian Girls, have both charted in the top 5 on the iTunes Country Songs Chart and enjoyed extensive airplay with Green Light racking up 500,000 streams on Spotify.
Green Light has an infectious lyric with the premise being a guy asking a girl to take their relationship to the next level, while Australian Girls is an upbeat tribute to strong Australian women and the roles they play in life. With International Women’s Day just around the corner on March 8, Australian Girls is the perfect country music accompaniment.
Other highlights include Tired from the pens of Damien, Brennin Hunt and Skip Black, who also wrote Green Light. Tired has a John Mayer feel to it, while the Shane McAnally-penned Blue Jean Jacket is about lost love and reminiscing about a former flame.
Beautiful Destruction contains some slower ballads and songs reminiscent of not only John Mayer, but also The Eagles and touches of pop music.
Damien co-wrote four songs of the ten songs with Nashville writers as well as Australian artists including Travis Collins and Matt Scullion.
“I just hope listeners don’t want to skip any songs,” he said.
“I think every song has its place and that they want to listen to the whole thing because, as an album, there are a lot of different flavours.”
The singer-songwriter and lead singer is now looking forward to releasing Beautiful Destruction out into the world and hitting the road.
“We have revamped the live show around the album,” Damien said.
The Viper Creek Band will launch the album with a weekend packed with gigs starting in Muswellbrook RSL on Friday night, March 1, the Sydney launch at Rooty Hill RSL on Saturday, March 2 before playing for their hometown audience at Edgeworth Bowling Club on Sunday, March 3.
The full album is available on iTunes: https://apple.co/2VqxCbm