Listen to The Meeting Tree's final EP, before they break up for 'legal reasons'
The 'Godfathers of ADM', Joyride and Raph Lauren, are splitting ways after their Splendour performance this weekend.
Although they lived a short life, the Godfathers of ADM, Joyride and Raph Lauren, are breaking their The Meeting Tree project apart - but it's not all bad news. With their final, climatic performance to be at Splendour In The Grass this weekend, The Meeting Tree have left us in style, releasing their final EP I Was Born A Baby And I'll Die A Baby for the world to cry and laugh over as they remember the good times of The Meeting Tree. Released as a lengthy, six-track release, I Was Born A Baby And I'll Die A Baby is The Meeting Tree at their peak, enchanting us from the first piano melody of the MC Bin Laden-featuring ode It's Alright to the final sentence in Joyride's passionate ending speech in their self-titled EP closer. It's Alright is bouncy and exciting, a sure-fire hit that'll ring out at their final performance this weekend. First Place Pt. 4, featuring Sam and Elliot from The Rubens with Joji from Gang Of Youths, is The Meeting Tree at their most provocative, alluring with what can only be described as a sensational vocal line ("I came down to the party, came down to fuck somebody / If you're down to fuck somebody, come here and fuck somebody"). Sunshine is a more mellow cut from the duo, balancing characteristics of both hip-hop and electronic for quite a soft and tender electronic ballad, whilst You Shouldn't Have Lost The Bag - I Shouldn't Have Lost My Temper - Don't Care Pt. 2, is a far more upbeat, joyous release with a care-free message. The Nina Las Vegas-featuring Sunshine Pt. 2 is about as glistening and summery as the name suggests, with rounds of refreshing melodies skipping around alongside with Nina's guest vocal work, which sets a happy tone that contrasts against the EP's final single, the sombre, closing ode that is the 12-minute epic The Meeting Tree.
In their short, yet impactful lifetimes, The Meeting Tree have become one of Australian electronic music's best, gifting us with world-class singles like R U A Cop? and Life Is Long: Slow Down!. It's been a great, meme-filled life but for The Meeting Tree, this is goodbye. As for why? Legal reasons, bloody legal reasons.
Be sure to check 'em out at Splendour this weekend for their last ever throwdown.
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