When the chic and incredibly suave Sam Sparro touched down in Sydney ahead of his Mardi Gras performance, he proudly announced details for his sophomore album.
Return To Paradise, the 11-track follow up to Sam’s debut self titled album, was released in Australia on Friday May 25. The title Return To Paradise is a play on nostalgia and ‘paradise garage’ – a genre derived from the hedonistic discotheque scene in New York in the late ‘70s that began in a parking lot (giving rise to the term ‘garage’), famous for its unique and eclectic style of disco and dance music.
The central themes are love and loss, and the quest for inner joy and happiness. “A lot of the songs are about me trying to find my sense of innocence and peace of mind and things that I felt had escaped me for a while,” said Sparro. Whilst drawing on influences from the ‘70s and ‘80s, the album is still very contemporary with a modern take on these themes.
To grab yourself a copy of the dapper fellow’s new album (and the dude is extraordinarily suave), email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him in 25 words or less who you think was the smoothest dude in ‘70s/‘80s disco.