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Australia's own voice of summer, Adam Dunning releases his third album, The Return, featuring a gallery of A-list instrumentalists like bassist Guto Wirtti, Alfredo Cardim (Astrud Gilberto), and string arranger Flavio Mendes.
As with his previous albums, Sunset Monkeys and Glass Bottom Boat, Adam recorded the album mainly in Rio with legendary Bossa Nova producer Alex Moreira (Bossacucanova). Inspiration from all over the world, from the exotica of Istanbul, to the simplicity of Australia's beach life, can be heard throughout the 12 track collection of Adam's new set of originals.
The Return is about time and returning to a world of primal values, culture, and appreciation of the planet. Featuring a collection of orchestral arrangements from Flavio Mendes alongside Adam's trademark seductive male vocals, the album showcases some of Dunning’s best beachside compositions.
The Return also sees Adam teaming up again with the striking vocals of Australian folk artist Tash Parker (on "Holiday" and "Shades"), Turkey’s ChanCé (for the Istanbul-recorded "Ordinary"), and with long-time collaborator from Rio, Ronaldo Cotrim who co-wrote two of their greatest compositions - "Beautiful Goodbye" and "The Path".