The Paper Kites share “By My Side (feat. Rosie Carney)”; From forthcoming LP ‘Roses’ 

September 25, 2020 BY Nettwerk


After sharing the intimate “For All You Give (feat. Lucy Rose)” last month, The Paper Kites have today released another exquisite ballad. “By My Side” features guest vocals from rising Irish singer-songwriter Rosie Carney. It’s a beautifully restrained and delicate love song featuring thoughtful songwriting.

The song is taken from the band’s 5th studio album titled Roses (out via Nettwerk Records, details TBA) An alluring, dynamic and diverse company, the Roses vocalists were handpicked by the band themselves to feature on the forthcoming album. “It was first and foremost about finding the voices and artists we felt were right for each song,” say lead singer Sam Bentley.  Along with Rosie Carney and Lucy Rose, the 10-track album will feature an international cast of vocalists; Julia Stone (AU), Nadia Reid (NZ), MARO (PT), Aoife O’Donovan (US), Ainslie Wills (AU), Amanda Bergman (SE), Lydia Cole (NZ) and Gena Rose Bruce (AU).

Produced by Sam Bentley & Tom Iansek (#1 Dads, Big Scary), Roses is a testament to sincere, patient, and understated songwriting. A deeply moving collection of songs, helmed by a cherished selection of artists. Full of power and sentimentality, The Paper Kites gently pull us into uncharted waters.

About The Paper Kites:

Melbourne indie folk five-piece The Paper Kites have won over tens of thousands of fans worldwide since their debut EPs – Young North and Woodland, the latter featuring Gold-certified track “Bloom”.  2013 saw the band release their highly anticipated debut album States, which debuted at #17 on the ARIA Albums chart and #5 on the ARIA Australia Albums chart. With their second album twelvefour, The Paper Kites crafted a delicate yet dynamic album full of color and sound that properly captured the band’s evolution. Collaborating with Los Angeles film-noir artist Gina Higgins on the album’s artwork, the band surprised dropped On The Train Ride Home (2018), the first part of a two-part release, with the second album On The Corner Where You Live released later the same year. Having toured across 4 continents, 24 countries, The Paper Kites have played to sold-out crowds around the world. With over 400 million combined streams and nearly 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the band continues to amass new fans wherever they go.