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’15 Minutes’

by Tim 31st Dec 2018 | 5 comments


Here is the first of what will hopefully be an album worth of song releases in 2019. It’s called 15 Minutes. I hope it amuses.
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14th January 2019: Now available to download or stream from all the usual places, including:

Australia:
iTunes & Apple Music

UK:
iTunes & Apple Music
Amazon UK

US:
iTunes & Apple Music
Amazon US

Also available on:
Spotify
YouTube Music

Orchestrated and Produced by Daniel Denholm
Engineered by Daniel Denholm at Point Blank Sound

Orchestra recorded by Brent Clark @Trackdown Scoring Stage
Mixed by Tim Palmer @ 62’ Studios

Piano and Vocals – Tim Minchin

Guitar – Jak Housden
Bass – James Haselwood
Drums – Evan Mannell
Backing Vocals – Jak Housden, Sarah Belkner, James Haselwood, Ben Vanderwal
Mastering – Ryan Smith @ Sterling Sound Nashville
String Section – Contractor and Leader – Veronique Serret

15 Minutes

By now we thought that there would be
Jetpacks and flying cars
Robots to do the cleaning up for us
And help with the shopping.
We’d all be famous for bit
That’s what Andy Warhol said,
Thought we’d all get our coloured head
Well the truth would rock him

He may be surprised
To wake up and find
That we have weaponised
Humiliation

In the future, everyone
Everyone will have
Their 15 minutes
15 minutes of shame
15 minutes where they
Are unforgivable.

Pick up your pitchfork and your torch
We’ll go hunt the monster down
But keep an eye out for uneven ground
We’ll turn on you if you stumble.
Don’t need perspective or a heart
Leave humility at home
Welcome to the glasshouse, hope you brought your stones
Are you ready to rumble?

I am scared to write
Anything that might
Upset my own tribe
But never mind, cos

In the future, everyone
Everyone will have
Their 15 minutes
15 minutes of shame
15 minutes where they

Are unforgivable
Irredeemable
Inexcusable scum
Fit only to be strung up
In the village square
I will see you there

I am scared to say
Anything that may
Be taken the wrong way
But fuck it, baby

In the future, everyone
Everyone will have
15 minutes
15 minutes of shame
15 minutes where they
Are unforgivable
15 minutes
15 minutes of shame
15 minutes where they
Are unforgivable, irredeemable
Inexcusable
Unforgivable, irredeemable
Inexcusable
Unforgivable, irredeemable
Inexcusable

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5 Comments

Bob Hampton on 13th of January 2019

I can’t believe I’ve only just been introduced to your marvelous gifts, having ingested the 2008 performance of “So f**king rock” in London! We rarely get the best talents in a timely fashion here in the US. All I can say is that it was a mentally and emotionally exhilarating eye, ear, and mind opening experience such as I hadn’t had since first listening to Tom Lehrer in the 60’s and 70’s (but framed in the present era).

Best of wishes, and hope that some day you might get over to the East Coast US!

Coxy on 11th of January 2019

Welcome BACK Tim – we’ve missed you!. Seriously awesome…off to re-listen (yet again) to the back catalogue!

Shawna on 10th of January 2019

Been having a rough week and this was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits. Love the new song and I can’t wait to hear the album in its entirety! Thank you for sharing this!

Alec Brady on 9th of January 2019

Awesome, beautiful, moving. I’ve watched the video five times so far, and it gets better every time. When can I get the album?

Louise Carway on 31st of December 2018

OMG I love this, can’t wait for the album and to see you perform in the UK in 2019.

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