“Zero Gravity” produced by Pip Norman was Australia’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after it won the jury and public vote on Eurovision: Australia Decides. As quoted by Pip, “I never thought I’d have a piece of my work on Eurovision, but lo and behold Kate asked me to do this song and now she’s smashing it into the finals. It’s rare that I am moved by a piece of music that I’ve labored on – the process desensitizes me to the experience -but seeing Kate flying around the earth and shattering the atmosphere … Goosebumps.”
Pip got to help out this bunch of legends on their recent release “Dumb”. As quoted by vocalist Phoebe Baker the sing “Dumb” is ” about how we can encourage our romantic imagination to a point of ignorance. Hopeless optimism on a ship of sinking love. There is a somewhat perverse enjoyment found when flirting with someone when ultimately you know it’s going to hurt. There are elements of play to be found within the slow dissolve of a relationship. Satisfaction can still be gained in the midst of an ending.”
Pip had the honor of helping bring this beautiful song into the world, ‘A Place That I Don’t Know’ is a reflective heartbreak track that hears Odette teaming up with 2017 Triple J Unearthed High winner Gretta Ray for this soulful duet. The two singer-songwriters harmonically glide off each other’s vocals as they soothingly give you slick and emotional vibes. It has a very cinematic approach to it which makes you imagine hearing this track in the credit of a feature film. It’s just a nice and mature song that serves as a nice little extra thank you to her fans for a massive year.
Triple J newcomer Fergus James released his second single “What Are We Waiting For”, co-written and produced by Pip Norman. With its infectious driving beat, ‘What Are We Waiting For’ is an uplifting anthem that acknowledges the fears and doubts we all must overcome to move forward on this journey of life. “After unloading all my fears and doubts upon Mike and Pip, their combined experiences in life and music provided me with a sense of hope, not that of clarity, but that of “F*** it, music, like life, will go on”. All you can hope for is to enjoy the piece of art that you have put yourself into in the moment, regardless of popularity, money and ‘the crowd’ you wish to fit into,” Fergus explains.
Pip collaborated on about half the record ‘All Your Devotion’ as engineer / co-producer / mixer and some co-writing too. It’s a fun and sentimental trip into 70’s drums, Hofner bass and quirky analogue synths amongst beautiful honest songs. This album is the story of Kav’s journey of highs and lows from the last few years and is a beautiful sonical mind map of self discovery, new romance and the art of heartbreak. He finds his voice as a solo artist with an intimate and vulnerable approach to alternative rock songs that is quite different to his usual Eskimo Joe approach.